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Moon phase on 15 April 2014 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | April 2014

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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 15 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 15 April 2014 at 07:42 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 ∠1857"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1912".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2014.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 April 2014 at 07:52
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 29 April 2014 at 06:14
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 7 May 2014 at 03:15
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 14 May 2014 at 19:16

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 176 / 1129

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 176 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 177 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠46.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠76.9°. 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 386 016 km

Moon is 386 016 km (239 859 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 765 km (229 761 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 13:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries.

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New draconic month

At 13:22 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.957°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 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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