Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 13 April 2025 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.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.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1913".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2025.
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 312 of Meeus index or 1265 from Brown series.
Length of current 312 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 313 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.3°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:48, this is 14 days after last perigee on 30 March 2025 at 05:26 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 April 2025 at 16:15 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 295 km (252 460 mi) away from Earth. It is 887 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 414 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 10 April 2025 at 19:56 in ♍ Virgo, 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 25 April 2025 at 02:23 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 3 April 2025 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.696°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.630° in the next southern standstill on 18 April 2025 at 13:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.