Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 April 2097 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2097 | April 2097

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

Waning Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 April 2097 at 12:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".

Pink Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2097 after 25 days on 26 May 2097 at 03:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 4 May 2097 at 16:09
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2097 at 18:40
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 18 May 2097 at 09:14
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2097 at 03:36

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 1203 / 2156

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1203 of Meeus index or 2156 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 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 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠319.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠319.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠339.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 19:19. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 14 April 2097 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 13 May 2097 at 00:36 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous perigeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 405 323 km

This apogee Moon is 405 323 km (251 856 mi) away from Earth. It is 85 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 386 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 26 April 2097 at 22:40 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 11 May 2097 at 03:30 in ♉ Taurus.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2097 at 11:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.513°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.535° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2097 at 12:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 11 May 2097 at 18:40 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.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page