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Moon phase on 25 April 2013 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | April 2013

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 25 April 2013 at 19:57 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.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in ♒ Aquarius on
  • New Moon in ♉ Taurus on
  • First Quarter in ♌ Leo on
  • Full Moon in ♐ Sagittarius on

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Pink Moon of April.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.22% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1907".

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 164 / 1117

Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 164 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 165.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠110.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠143.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 2 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48.

Distance to Moon 371 351 km

Moon is 371 351 km (230 747 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 9 days, distance is 404 865 km (251 571 mi). Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 362 268 km (225 103 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 12 April 2013 at 12:12, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 April 2013 at 14:07.

Draconic month

26 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2013 at 05:29, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠20.189°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 3 days to face South declination of ∠-20.170° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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