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Moon phase on 28 September 2015 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | September 2015

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 ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 September 2015 at 02:50 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1915".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2015.

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 194 / 1147

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 194 of Meeus index or 1147 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 194 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 195 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠169.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.9°. 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 01:46, this is 13 days after last apogee on 14 September 2015 at 11:28 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 October 2015 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 356 877 km

This perigee Moon is 356 877 km (221 753 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2015. It is 5 631 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 452 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 27 September 2015 at 21:04 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2015 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 21 September 2015 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.134°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.140° in the next northern standstill on 3 October 2015 at 23:55 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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