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Moon phase on 20 April 2036 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | April 2036

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 April 2036 at 14:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 19 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 18 May 2036 at 08:39

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 18 April 2036 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 403 927 km

The Moon is 403 927 km (250 989 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 111 km (229 355 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 16:14 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 3 May 2036 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

13 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 after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 16 April 2036 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.540°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.658° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 April 2036 at 19:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 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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