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Moon phase on 21 October 2021 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | October 2021

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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 20 October 2021 at 14:57 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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1928".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2021.

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 269 / 1222

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 269 of Meeus index or 1222 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 269 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2021. It is 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 270 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠323.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠323.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠342.3°. 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 8 October 2021 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 24 October 2021 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 401 916 km

Moon is 401 916 km (249 739 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 616 km (252 038 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 9 October 2021 at 19:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2021 at 11:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

25 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

9 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2021 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.204°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.291° in the next northern standstill on 26 October 2021 at 16:04 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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