Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 April 2059 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | April 2059

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 29 March 2059 at 03:47.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1843"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1920".

Worm Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2059 after 26 days on 27 April 2059 at 19:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 5 April 2059 at 18:46
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 12 April 2059 at 09:28
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 19 April 2059 at 16:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2059 at 19:17

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 732 / 1685

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 732 of Meeus index or 1685 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 23 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2059. It is 24 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 3 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 25 March 2059 at 20:15 in ♌ Leo. 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 10 April 2059 at 13:47 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 388 948 km

The Moon is 388 948 km (241 681 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 666 km (224 729 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 18 March 2059 at 12:04 in ♉ Taurus. 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 2 April 2059 at 02:16 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the first to the middle part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 21 March 2059 at 15:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.421°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.541° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 April 2059 at 06:01 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 12 April 2059 at 09:28 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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