Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 24 April 2024 Wednesday 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 ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1907".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2024.
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 300 of Meeus index or 1253 from Brown series.
Length of current 300 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2024. It is 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 301 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 20 April 2024 at 02:09 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 5 May 2024 at 22:11 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 398 069 km (247 349 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 166 km (225 661 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 22 April 2024 at 10:45 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 May 2024 at 21:54 in ♈ Aries.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.552°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.509° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2024 at 14:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.