Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 17 April 2022 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1911".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2022.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.
Length of current 275 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 276 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 371 244 km (230 680 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 8 April 2022 at 08:15 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.880°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.937° in the next southern standstill on 21 April 2022 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.