Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Scorpio

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 99%. Lunar cycle is 15 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 11 April 2093 at 16:35 UTC.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

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

It is Pink Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Pink of April 2093.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1913"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1913".

Lunation 1153 / 2106

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1153 of Meeus index or 2106 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes and it is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠73.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠73.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠109.2°.

Moon before perigee

9 days since point of apogee on 3 April 2093 at 11:21 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 April 2093 at 13:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Distance to Moon 374 701 km

The Moon is 374 701 km (232 828 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 662 km (228 455 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 5 April 2093 at 10:03 in ♌ Leo the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 18 April 2093 at 13:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the last northern standstill on 3 April 2093 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.174° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.301° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 April 2093 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♌ Leo the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov