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Moon phase on 8 September 2014 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | September 2014

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 9 September 2014 at 01:38 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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1905".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2014.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 181 / 1134

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

Length of current 181 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 182 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠192.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:29, this is 14 days after last apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 September 2014 at 14:22 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 358 388 km

This perigee Moon is 358 388 km (222 692 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 120 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 968 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 3 September 2014 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.641°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.579° in the next northern standstill on 16 September 2014 at 05:15 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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