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Moon phase on 12 April 2034 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2034 | April 2034

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 April 2034 at 22:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1854"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1914".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2034 after 21 days on 3 May 2034 at 12:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 18 April 2034 at 19:26
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 25 April 2034 at 11:35
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 3 May 2034 at 12:16
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 11 May 2034 at 10:56

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 423 / 1376

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 423 of Meeus index or 1376 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 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 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠337.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠337.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠353.9°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 6 April 2034 at 03:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 April 2034 at 04:07 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 386 662 km

The Moon is 386 662 km (240 261 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 338 km (222 040 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 2 April 2034 at 21:12 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 April 2034 at 02:12 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 10 April 2034 at 02:35 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.168°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.212° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 April 2034 at 20:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 18 April 2034 at 19:26 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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