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Moon phase on 12 July 2014 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Moon phase details for

Lunar calendar 2014 | July 2014

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 ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.98% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1887".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Buck Moon of July.

Moon in Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Lunar orbit details for

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 179 / 1132

Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 179 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 180.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

True anomaly ∠144.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠169.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27.

Distance to Moon 364 920 km

Moon is 364 920 km (226 751 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 11 days, distance is 405 932 km (252 234 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 358 259 km (222 612 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 6 July 2014 at 09:50, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21.

Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.982°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 11 days to face North declination of ∠18.934° in the next northern standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36.

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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