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Moon phase on 14 November 2016 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | November 2016

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 exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 14 November 2016 at 13:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation

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.

It is Beaver Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Beaver Moon of November.

Moon in Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.69% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1940".

Super spring tide

There is extremely high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is heavy, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment and the near perigee.

Lunation 208 / 1161

Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 208 of Meeus index or 1161 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 208 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer than next lunation 209. This is the longest synodic month of 2016.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠170.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠194.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon reaches point of perigee at 20:08 on this date, 13 days after apogee on 14 November 2016 at 11:23. Lunar orbit starts getting wider, while the Moon moves outward the Earth 13 days ahead until next apogee on 27 November 2016 at 20:08.

Distance to Moon 356 512 km

This perigee Moon is 356 512 km (221 526 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 996 km closer than mean perigee distance, but it is still 87 km farther than the closest for 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 9 November 2016 at 15:57, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 November 2016 at 02:48.

Draconic month

19 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 4 November 2016 at 13:04, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.737°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 2 days to face North declination of ∠18.814° in the next northern standstill on 17 November 2016 at 09:32.

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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