Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 April 2087 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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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 44% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days 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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1909"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2087 after 8 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1079 / 2032

The Moon is 7 days 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 4 April 2087 at 02:28 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 April 2087 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 375 482 km

The Moon is 375 482 km (233 314 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 266 km (252 442 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 6 April 2087 at 03:50 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2087 at 05:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.888°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.818° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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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