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Moon phase on 7 April 2012 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | April 2012

Full Moon phase
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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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 April 2012 at 19:19 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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1916".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2012.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 13 April 2012 at 10:50
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 21 April 2012 at 07:18
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 29 April 2012 at 09:58
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 6 May 2012 at 03:35

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 151 / 1104

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 151 of Meeus index or 1104 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 151 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2012. It is 12 minutes longer than next lunation 152 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠142.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠142.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:59, this is 12 days after last apogee on 26 March 2012 at 06:04 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 April 2012 at 13:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 358 314 km

This perigee Moon is 358 314 km (222 646 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 194 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 042 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 28 March 2012 at 00:19 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 April 2012 at 00:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 28 March 2012 at 23:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.890°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.814° in the next southern standstill on 10 April 2012 at 21:03 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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