Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 April 2048 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2048 after 7 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 6 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 17 April 2048 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 April 2048 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 693 km

The Moon is 399 693 km (248 358 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 129 km (223 152 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 18 April 2048 at 16:39 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 May 2048 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2048 at 19:00 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.861°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.803° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2048 at 02:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 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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