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Moon phase on 10 April 2009 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | April 2009

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 9 April 2009 at 14:56 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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1915".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2009.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2009 at 13:36
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2009 at 03:23
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2009 at 20:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2009 at 04:01

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 114 / 1067

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 114 of Meeus index or 1067 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠282.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠311.7°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 2 April 2009 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 April 2009 at 09:15 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 390 706 km

The Moon is 390 706 km (242 773 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 232 km (251 178 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 4 April 2009 at 07:22 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 April 2009 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2009 at 02:50 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.780°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.665° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 April 2009 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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