Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 April 2074 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | April 2074

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

Waning Gibbous 60% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 11 April 2074 at 18:30.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1923"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 23 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 11 May 2074 at 02:17

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 918 / 1871

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2074 at 14:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 April 2074 at 09:29 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 372 814 km

The Moon is 372 814 km (231 656 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 588 km (252 642 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 6 April 2074 at 16:25 in ♌ Leo. 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 19 April 2074 at 03:12 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at southern standstill

At 01:07 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.642°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.782° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 1 May 2074 at 15:56.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 26 April 2074 at 06:47 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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