Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 April 2066 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | April 2066

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 April 2066 at 10:03.

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 ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2066 after 27 days on 9 May 2066 at 18:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2066 at 18:58

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 819 / 1772

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 22:32. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 1 April 2066 at 02:53 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 28 April 2066 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 162 km

This perigee Moon is 364 162 km (226 280 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 654 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 194 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 2 April 2066 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

23 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 before southern standstill

11 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 day 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 12 days

In 12 days on 24 April 2066 at 12:29 in ♉ Taurus 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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