Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 April 2080 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2080 | April 2080

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 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 12 April 2080 at 06:49.

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 passing about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1910".

Flower Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2080 after 15 days on 4 May 2080 at 00:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 20 April 2080 at 01:00
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 26 April 2080 at 20:16
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 4 May 2080 at 00:10
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 12 May 2080 at 01:11

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 992 / 1945

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 992 of Meeus index or 1945 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 57 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠264.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠264.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠298.1°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 12 April 2080 at 02:12 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 April 2080 at 09:33 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 387 141 km

The Moon is 387 141 km (240 558 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 380 km (228 901 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 16:44 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 1 May 2080 at 13:38 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 16:44 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 10 April 2080 at 12:43 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.592°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.551° at the point of next northern standstill on 24 April 2080 at 09:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 20 April 2080 at 01:00 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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