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Moon phase on 2 September 2020 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | September 2020

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 15 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 September 2020 at 05:22 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 ∠14° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1902".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2020.

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 255 / 1208

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 255 of Meeus index or 1208 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 255 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2020. It is 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 256 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 September 2020 at 06:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 985 km

Moon is 399 985 km (248 539 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 606 km (252 032 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 27 August 2020 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 September 2020 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 28 August 2020 at 14:06 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.219°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.353° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2020 at 05:25 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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