Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 April 2066 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | April 2066

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 2 April 2066 at 23:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2066 after 5 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2066 at 10:03
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2066 at 02:23
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 24 April 2066 at 12:29
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 2 May 2066 at 16:57

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 819 / 1772

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 819 of Meeus index or 1772 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 53 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 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠132.1°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 April 2066 at 22:32 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 399 400 km

The Moon is 399 400 km (248 176 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 162 km (226 280 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 2 April 2066 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer. 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 16 April 2066 at 00:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 31 March 2066 at 23:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.009°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.901° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 April 2066 at 10:46 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03 in ♎ Libra 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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