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Moon phase on 13 September 2019 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | September 2019

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 ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 14 September 2019 at 04:33 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 ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2019.

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 243 / 1196

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 243 of Meeus index or 1196 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 243 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 244 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.4°. 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 13:32, this is 13 days after last perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo. 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 28 September 2019 at 02:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 378 km

This apogee Moon is 406 378 km (252 512 mi) away from Earth. It is 970 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 331 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 8 September 2019 at 17:35 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 September 2019 at 06:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, 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 8 September 2019 at 09:39 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.539°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.681° in the next northern standstill on 23 September 2019 at 01:54 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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