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Moon phase on 22 October 2048 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | October 2048

Full Moon phase
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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 21 October 2048 at 18:25 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 ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1929".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2048.

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 603 / 1556

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 603 of Meeus index or 1556 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 603 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 minute longer than next lunation 604 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠307.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠307.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.6°. 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

11 days after point of perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 397 012 km

Moon is 397 012 km (246 692 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 996 km (251 653 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.082°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.990° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini.

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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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