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Moon phase on 4 November 2017 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | November 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 ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 4 November 2017 at 05:23 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1935".

It is Beaver Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 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 220 / 1173

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 220 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 221 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠114.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠147°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 368 434 km

Moon is 368 434 km (228 934 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 438 km (224 587 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 November 2017 at 22:40 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

20 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.741°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.848° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2017 at 01:28 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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