Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Libra

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 100%. Lunar cycle is 14 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 14 April 2033 at 19:17 UTC.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Pink of April 2033.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1776"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1912".

Lunation 411 / 1364

The Moon is 14 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 411 of Meeus index or 1364 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes and it is 5 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠8.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠8.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.1°.

Moon after apogee

2 days since point of apogee on 12 April 2033 at 02:26 in ♍ Virgo the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 April 2033 at 14:44 in ♈ Aries.

Distance to Moon 403 583 km

The Moon is 403 583 km (250 775 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 572 km (224 049 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 11:28 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next descending node later on 27 April 2033 at 21:57 in ♈ Aries.

Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the last northern standstill on 4 April 2033 at 20:56 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.590° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.596° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 April 2033 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

New draconic month

At 11:28 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov