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Moon phase on 26 April 2021 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | April 2021

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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 27 April 2021 at 03:31 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 ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1906".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2021.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 27 April 2021 at 03:31
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2021 at 19:50
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2021 at 19:00
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2021 at 19:13

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 263 / 1216

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 263 of Meeus index or 1216 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 263 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2021. It is 36 minutes longer than next lunation 264 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠154.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.9°. 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 14 April 2021 at 17:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2021 at 15:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 364 892 km

Moon is 364 892 km (226 733 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 379 km (222 065 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 16 April 2021 at 05:53 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 April 2021 at 09:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

10 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 18 April 2021 at 16:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.532°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.591° in the next southern standstill on 1 May 2021 at 09:37 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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