Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2048 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | April 2048

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

Waning Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 30 March 2048 at 02:04.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

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

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 23 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 596 / 1549

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 596 of Meeus index or 1549 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 52 minutes. It is 46 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠100.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠100.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠135.6°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 1 April 2048 at 10:10 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 April 2048 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 569 km

The Moon is 364 569 km (226 533 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 534 km (251 987 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:57 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 14:57 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 3 April 2048 at 18:56 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.977°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.861° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 13 April 2048 at 05:20 in ♈ Aries 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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