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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

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 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

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.

It is Pink Moon

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

Moon in Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of Libra tropical zodiac sector and enters Scorpio later.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1857"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.93% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1912".

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

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.

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 lunation true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠76.9°. 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 7 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27.

Distance to Moon 386 016 km

Moon is 386 016 km (239 859 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 6 days, distance is 404 503 km (251 347 mi). Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 765 km (229 761 mi).

Moon in ascending node

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

New draconic month

At 13:22 on this date Moon completes the old and enters a new draconic month.

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Moon before southern standstill

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

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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