Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 April 2042 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | April 2042

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 13 April 2042 at 11:09.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 18 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 April 2042 at 02:19
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 27 April 2042 at 02:19
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 5 May 2042 at 06:48
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2042 at 19:18

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 522 / 1475

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 522 of Meeus index or 1475 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 20 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠359.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠359.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠15.5°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 4 April 2042 at 05:51 in ♍ Virgo. 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 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 365 452 km

The Moon is 365 452 km (227 081 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 558 km (222 798 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 6 April 2042 at 12:20 in ♎ Libra. 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 19 April 2042 at 21:10 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 12 April 2042 at 00:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.222°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.217° at the point of next northern standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 20 April 2042 at 02:19 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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