Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 April 2079 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.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1911".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2079.
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 980 of Meeus index or 1933 from Brown series.
Length of current 980 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 981 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.2°. 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 4 April 2079 at 09:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2079 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 098 km (248 609 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 433 km (251 924 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 14:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 30 April 2079 at 18:47 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2079 at 18:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.041°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.062° in the next southern standstill on 22 April 2079 at 00:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.