Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 April 2074 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | April 2074

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 April 2074 at 09:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1877"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1910".

Flower Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2074 after 21 days on 11 May 2074 at 02:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 17 May 2074 at 20:39

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

6 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 7 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 381 961 km

The Moon is 381 961 km (237 340 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 588 km (252 642 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 03:12 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 3 May 2074 at 18:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2074 at 01:07 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.642°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.782° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2074 at 15:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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