Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 April 2079 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | April 2079

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 April 2079 at 01:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2079 after 11 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 8 April 2079 at 17:44
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2079 at 05:02
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 24 April 2079 at 09:15
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2079 at 10:57

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 980 / 1933

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 980 of Meeus index or 1933 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.2°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 09:24. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 23 March 2079 at 14:17 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 20 April 2079 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 660 km

This perigee Moon is 363 660 km (225 968 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 152 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 696 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 3 April 2079 at 08:26 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2079 at 14:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2079 at 16:26 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.001°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.041° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 April 2079 at 18:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02 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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