Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 26 April 2051 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 ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1906".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2051.
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 634 of Meeus index or 1587 from Brown series.
Length of current 634 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 635 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠6.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠23.1°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 23 April 2051 at 15:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2051 at 01:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 641 km (250 190 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 140 km (223 781 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 25 April 2051 at 19:39 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2051 at 06:46 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2051 at 05:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.160°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.162° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2051 at 20:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.