Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 April 2042 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | April 2042

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 20 April 2042 at 02:19.

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 ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1907".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2042 after 9 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 19 May 2042 at 10:55

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 523 / 1476

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 523 of Meeus index or 1476 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2042. It is 17 minutes shorter 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 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠15.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠33.6°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2042 at 04:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 May 2042 at 15:06 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 387 254 km

The Moon is 387 254 km (240 628 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 696 km (252 088 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 19 April 2042 at 21:10 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 May 2042 at 18:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 24 April 2042 at 14:03 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.217°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.181° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 May 2042 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 5 May 2042 at 06:48 in ♏ Scorpio 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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