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Moon phase on 17 April 2068 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | April 2068

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 14 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 17 April 2068 at 15:29 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 ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1911".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2068.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 25 April 2068 at 02:30
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2068 at 18:07
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2068 at 04:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2068 at 05:35

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 844 / 1797

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 844 of Meeus index or 1797 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 844 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 845 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠19.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.5°. 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 13 April 2068 at 09:52 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 29 April 2068 at 06:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 063 km

Moon is 399 063 km (247 966 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 942 km (226 143 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 5 April 2068 at 19:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2068 at 08:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 6 April 2068 at 22:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.553°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.479° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2068 at 14:15 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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