Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 7 April 2069 Sunday 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2069.
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 856 of Meeus index or 1809 from Brown series.
Length of current 856 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 857 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 02:44, this is 14 days after last perigee on 23 March 2069 at 15:45 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 April 2069 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 308 km (252 468 mi) away from Earth. It is 900 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 401 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 25 March 2069 at 18:54 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2069 at 21:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 28 March 2069 at 06:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.006°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.933° in the next southern standstill on 11 April 2069 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.