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Moon phase on 24 April 2024 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | April 2024

Full Moon phase
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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 ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 23 April 2024 at 23:49 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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1907".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2024.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 1 May 2024 at 11:27
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2024 at 03:22
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 15 May 2024 at 11:48
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2024 at 13:53

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 300 / 1253

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 300 of Meeus index or 1253 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 300 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2024. It is 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 301 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 20 April 2024 at 02:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 398 069 km

Moon is 398 069 km (247 349 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 166 km (225 661 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 22 April 2024 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 May 2024 at 21:54 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.552°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.509° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2024 at 14:28 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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