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Moon phase on 21 October 2078 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | October 2078

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 15 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 October 2078 at 02:55 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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1928".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2078.

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 974 / 1927

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

Length of current 974 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 975 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠172.1°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:52, this is 12 days after last apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 November 2078 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 814 km

This perigee Moon is 357 814 km (222 335 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 694 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 542 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 22:26 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 November 2078 at 12:25 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 22:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.596°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.619° in the next northern standstill on 25 October 2078 at 18:03 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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