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Moon phase on 10 April 2009 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | April 2009

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 9 April 2009 at 14:56 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1915".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2009.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2009 at 03:23
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2009 at 20:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2009 at 04:01

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 114 / 1067

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 114 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 115 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠311.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 390 706 km

Moon is 390 706 km (242 773 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 232 km (251 178 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.780°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.665° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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