Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 April 2036 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | April 2036

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

Waxing Crescent 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 27 March 2036 at 20:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2036 after 7 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 4 April 2036 at 00:03
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2036 at 20:22
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2036 at 14:06
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2036 at 09:33

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 448 / 1401

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 448 of Meeus index or 1401 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 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 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠258.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠258.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠292.8°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 21 March 2036 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 April 2036 at 09:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 588 km

The Moon is 364 588 km (226 544 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 619 km (229 049 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 24 March 2036 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 April 2036 at 19:59 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 13:10 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.439°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.540° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 16 April 2036 at 20:29.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22 in ♎ Libra 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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