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Moon phase on 18 October 2013 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2013 | October 2013

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%.

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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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1861"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.44% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1926".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Hunter Moon of October.

Moon in Aries

Moon is passing about ∠19° of Aries tropical zodiac sector.

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.

Upcoming Moon phases

Synodic month details

Lunation 170 / 1123

Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 170 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠285.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠315°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 7 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25.

Distance to Moon 385 121 km

Moon is 385 121 km (239 303 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 7 days, distance is 369 813 km (229 791 mi). Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 561 km (251 383 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47.

Draconic month

11 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.537°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 4 days to face North declination of ∠19.509° in the next northern standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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