Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 April 2087 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | April 2087

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 3 April 2087 at 09:26.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2087 after 13 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 10 April 2087 at 01:29
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 17 April 2087 at 23:17
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2087 at 00:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2087 at 17:51

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 1079 / 2032

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1079 of Meeus index or 2032 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠3.2°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 02:28. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 22 March 2087 at 11:38 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 18 April 2087 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 973 km

This perigee Moon is 357 973 km (222 434 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 535 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 383 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 24 March 2087 at 01:56 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 April 2087 at 03:50 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, 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 2087 at 23:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.961°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.888° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 17 April 2087 at 23:17 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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