Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 April 2079 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | April 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.

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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2079 after 23 days on 15 May 2079 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 24 April 2079 at 09:15
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2079 at 10:57
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 8 May 2079 at 01:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 15 May 2079 at 20:58

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 980 / 1933

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 20 April 2079 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 May 2079 at 13:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 402 309 km

The Moon is 402 309 km (249 983 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 262 km (223 235 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 16 April 2079 at 14:26 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 April 2079 at 18:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 00:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.062°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.041° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 5 May 2079 at 02:09.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 1 May 2079 at 10:57 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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