Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 April 2082 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | April 2082

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

Waning Crescent 35% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% 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 19 April 2082 at 21:46.

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 ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1909".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2082 after 20 days on 12 May 2082 at 09:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 28 April 2082 at 02:02
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2082 at 19:04
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2082 at 09:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 19 May 2082 at 12:58

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 1017 / 1970

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 1017 of Meeus index or 1970 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 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 4 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠203.1°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2082 at 15:53 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 April 2082 at 15:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 396 568 km

The Moon is 396 568 km (246 416 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 316 km (252 473 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 9 April 2082 at 20:43 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 April 2082 at 17:02 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2082 at 07:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.081°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.970° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2082 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 28 April 2082 at 02:02 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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