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Moon phase on 2 April 2026 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | April 2026

Full Moon phase
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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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 April 2026 at 02:12 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1919".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2026.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 10 April 2026 at 04:52
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 17 April 2026 at 11:52
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 24 April 2026 at 02:32
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 1 May 2026 at 17:23

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 324 / 1277

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 22 March 2026 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 395 982 km

The Moon is 395 982 km (246 052 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 974 km (251 639 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 30 March 2026 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 April 2026 at 23:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2026 at 04:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.371°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.291° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 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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