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Moon phase on 4 April 2074 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | April 2074

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 4 April 2074 at 18:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2074 after 7 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 11 April 2074 at 18:30
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 18 April 2074 at 09:22
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 26 April 2074 at 06:47
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 4 May 2074 at 08:53

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 918 / 1871

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 918 of Meeus index or 1871 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2074. It is 31 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠170.1°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 31 March 2074 at 02:22 in ♉ Taurus. 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 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 395 215 km

The Moon is 395 215 km (245 575 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 026 km (222 467 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 23 March 2074 at 02:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 April 2074 at 16:25 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 08:53 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.533°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.642° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 17 April 2074 at 01:07.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30 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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