Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 25 April 2070 Friday 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 ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1907".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2070.
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 869 of Meeus index or 1822 from Brown series.
Length of current 869 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 870 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠333.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.2°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2070 at 16:43 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 April 2070 at 06:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 402 809 km (250 294 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 893 km (252 210 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 24 April 2070 at 13:41 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 May 2070 at 19:39 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 15 April 2070 at 06:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.748°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.761° in the next southern standstill on 29 April 2070 at 10:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.