Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 April 2048 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | April 2048

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

Waning Crescent 42% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 5 April 2048 at 18:10.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 21 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 13 April 2048 at 05:20
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 21 April 2048 at 10:02
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 28 April 2048 at 11:13
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 5 May 2048 at 02:22

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

5 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 10 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 369 989 km

The Moon is 369 989 km (229 901 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 534 km (251 987 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 4 April 2048 at 14:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days 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 11 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 6 days

In 6 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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