Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 April 2079 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | April 2079

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 24 April 2079 at 09:15.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1944"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1904".

Flower Moon after 15 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 May 2079 at 23:15

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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

10 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 2 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 368 686 km

The Moon is 368 686 km (229 091 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 262 km (223 235 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 18:47 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 13 May 2079 at 20:46 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 18:47 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 22 April 2079 at 00:03 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.062°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.041° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 May 2079 at 02:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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