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Moon phase on 7 April 2020 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | April 2020

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 14 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 8 April 2020 at 02:35 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 passing about ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1916".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2020.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 250 / 1203

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 250 of Meeus index or 1203 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 250 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 251 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠177.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠177.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠201.8°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:08, this is 14 days after last apogee on 24 March 2020 at 15:23 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2020 at 19:01 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 356 909 km

This perigee Moon is 356 909 km (221 773 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2020. It is 5 599 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 484 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 April 2020 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2020 at 09:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.702°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.805° in the next southern standstill on 13 April 2020 at 21:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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