Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2026 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | April 2026

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 17 April 2026 at 11:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 11 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2026 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2026 at 17:23
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 9 May 2026 at 21:10
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 16 May 2026 at 20:01

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 325 / 1278

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 325 of Meeus index or 1278 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.34 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 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 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.5°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 May 2026 at 22:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 311 km

The Moon is 363 311 km (225 751 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 843 km (252 179 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2026 at 14:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.291°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.210° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 April 2026 at 11:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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