Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 April 2036 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | April 2036

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

Waning Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 10 April 2036 at 20:22.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1778"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 23 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2036 at 14:06
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2036 at 09:33
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2036 at 05:54
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 10 May 2036 at 08:09

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 448 / 1401

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 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 perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 6 April 2036 at 09:36 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 April 2036 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 403 046 km

The Moon is 403 046 km (250 441 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 135 km (251 118 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 6 April 2036 at 19:59 in ♌ Leo. 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 20 April 2036 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 20:29 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.540°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.658° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 30 April 2036 at 19:06.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 26 April 2036 at 09:33 in ♉ Taurus 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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