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Moon phase on 7 July 2009 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | July 2009

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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 July 2009 at 09:21 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2009.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 15 July 2009 at 09:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2009 at 02:35
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 July 2009 at 22:00
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 6 August 2009 at 00:55

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 117 / 1070

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 117 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 118 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠349.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:39, this is 14 days after last perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2009 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 233 km

This apogee Moon is 406 233 km (252 421 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2009. It is 825 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 476 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 July 2009 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2009 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.460°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.477° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2009 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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