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Moon phase on 19 October 2013 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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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%. The Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 October 2013 at 23:38 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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

It is Hunter Moon

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1839"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.69% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1927".

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 170 / 1123

Moon is 15 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

8 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 6 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25.

Distance to Moon 389 842 km

Moon is 389 842 km (242 237 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 8 days, distance is 369 813 km (229 791 mi). Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 561 km (251 383 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node at 21:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52.

Draconic month

12 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving through the middle part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 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 3 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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