Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 10 April 2047 Wednesday 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.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1915".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2047.
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 584 of Meeus index or 1537 from Brown series.
Length of current 584 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 585 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 16:08, this is 13 days after last apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 April 2047 at 13:11 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 356 789 km (221 698 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 719 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 567 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 4 April 2047 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 April 2047 at 14:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2047 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.632°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.536° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2047 at 10:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.