# Finding foci and vertices of an ellipse, know if the foci are located on the y axis or not given equation

When doing a problem where you have to find the foci and vertices of an ellipse given and equation like $9x^2-36x+4y^2=0$, The answer will change based on if they are or not, so how do you tell from that if the foci are located on the y axis or not?

$$\frac{1}{4}(x - 2)^2 + \frac{1}{9}y^2 = 1$$
The long axis (where the foci are) is $x = 2$, which is not $y$ axis.