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Moon phase on 6 September 2017 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | September 2017

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 ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 September 2017 at 07:03 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 ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1860"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1904".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2017.

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 218 / 1171

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 218 of Meeus index or 1171 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 218 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 219 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠49.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠49.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠79°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 30 August 2017 at 11:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 September 2017 at 16:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 385 413 km

Moon is 385 413 km (239 485 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 856 km (229 818 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 4 September 2017 at 18:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 September 2017 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 1 September 2017 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.393°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.438° in the next northern standstill on 14 September 2017 at 13:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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