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Moon phase on 27 March 2013 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | March 2013

Full Moon phase
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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 ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 27 March 2013 at 09:27 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1922".

It is Worm Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2013.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2013 at 04:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 10 April 2013 at 09:35
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 18 April 2013 at 12:31
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 25 April 2013 at 19:57

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 163 / 1116

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 163 of Meeus index or 1116 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 163 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 164 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 3 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠73.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠73.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠110.3°. 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 377 528 km

Moon is 377 528 km (234 585 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 494 km (228 350 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.335°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.250° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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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