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Moon phase on 27 July 2018 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | July 2018

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 14 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 27 July 2018 at 20:20 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2018.

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 229 / 1182

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 229 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 230 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:44, this is 13 days after last perigee on 13 July 2018 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2018 at 18:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 406 223 km

This apogee Moon is 406 223 km (252 415 mi) away from Earth. It is 815 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 486 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 22:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 10 August 2018 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 July 2018 at 20:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.755°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.757° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 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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