Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 21 April 2026 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 17 April 2026 at 11:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 10 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.
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.
The Moon is 4 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.
Length of current 325 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 326 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 May 2026 at 22:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 731 km (226 012 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 843 km (252 179 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 April 2026 at 14:36 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 11:12 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.210°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.109° in its southern standstill point on 5 May 2026 at 11:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.