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Moon phase on 18 April 2087 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2087 | April 2087

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 17 April 2087 at 23:17 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1910".

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2087.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 26 April 2087 at 00:51
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 2 May 2087 at 17:51
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2087 at 13:09
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 17 May 2087 at 15:55

Spring tide

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.

Lunation 1079 / 2032

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1079 of Meeus index or 2032 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes. It is 37 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠3.2°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 16:59. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 4 April 2087 at 02:28 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 2 May 2087 at 13:16 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 406 266 km

This apogee Moon is 406 266 km (252 442 mi) away from Earth. It is 858 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 443 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 6 April 2087 at 03:50 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 April 2087 at 05:56 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 7 April 2087 at 18:11 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.888°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.818° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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