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Moon phase on 27 April 2021 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | April 2021

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
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 27 April 2021 at 03:31 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 ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1906".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2021.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 3 May 2021 at 19:50
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 11 May 2021 at 19:00
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 19 May 2021 at 19:13
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 26 May 2021 at 11:14

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 263 / 1216

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 263 of Meeus index or 1216 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2021. It is 36 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠154.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠154.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠178.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 15:24. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 14 April 2021 at 17:47 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 357 379 km

This perigee Moon is 357 379 km (222 065 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 129 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 977 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 16 April 2021 at 05:53 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 April 2021 at 09:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 18 April 2021 at 16:02 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.532°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.591° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 May 2021 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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