Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 April 2026 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 2 April 2026 at 02:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1916".

Pink Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 23 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2026 at 04:52
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 17 April 2026 at 11:52
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2026 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2026 at 17:23

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 324 / 1277

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 491 km

The Moon is 404 491 km (251 339 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 631 km (224 707 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 05:01 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.291°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.210° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 21 April 2026 at 11:12.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 17 April 2026 at 11:52 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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