Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 12 April 2055 Monday 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 first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1914".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2055.
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 683 of Meeus index or 1636 from Brown series.
Length of current 683 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 684 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠194.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠221.6°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 April 2055 at 17:08 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 April 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 367 737 km (228 501 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 780 km (252 140 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 7 April 2055 at 10:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 April 2055 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2055 at 16:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.958°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.056° in the next southern standstill on 17 April 2055 at 06:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.