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Moon phase on 17 April 2022 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | April 2022

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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 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 16 April 2022 at 18:55 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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1911".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2022.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 23 April 2022 at 11:56
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2022 at 20:28
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2022 at 00:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2022 at 04:14

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 275 / 1228

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 275 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 276 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠89.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 371 244 km

Moon is 371 244 km (230 680 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 143 km (226 889 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.880°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.937° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2022 at 17:41 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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