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Moon phase on 1 November 2020 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | November 2020

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 31 October 2020 at 14:49 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 ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1934".

It is Beaver Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 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 257 / 1210

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 257 of Meeus index or 1210 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 257 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 258 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠357°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12.4°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 30 October 2020 at 18:46 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2020 at 11:48 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 376 km

Moon is 404 376 km (251 268 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 839 km (222 351 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 20 October 2020 at 15:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2020 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 22 October 2020 at 02:00 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.708°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.813° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2020 at 19:30 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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