Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 April 2048 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | April 2048

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

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 13 April 2048 at 05:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 10 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 12 May 2048 at 20:58

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 597 / 1550

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 597 of Meeus index or 1550 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes. It is 14 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 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠135.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠163°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 07:22. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 1 April 2048 at 10:10 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 534 km

This apogee Moon is 405 534 km (251 987 mi) away from Earth. It is 126 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 175 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 4 April 2048 at 14:57 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

12 days 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 at northern standstill

At 19:00 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.861°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.803° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 1 May 2048 at 02:39.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 28 April 2048 at 11:13 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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