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Moon phase on 21 April 2046 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | April 2046

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
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 20 April 2046 at 18:21 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 ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1909".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2046.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 27 April 2046 at 23:30
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2046 at 02:56
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2046 at 10:25
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2046 at 03:15

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 572 / 1525

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 572 of Meeus index or 1525 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 572 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 573 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠209.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠239.2°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2046 at 02:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 May 2046 at 03:41 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 371 130 km

Moon is 371 130 km (230 609 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 206 km (251 783 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 15 April 2046 at 07:10 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2046 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.939°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.852° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 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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