Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Capricorn

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 100%. Lunar cycle is 14 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 July 2001 at 15:04 UTC.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Buck of July 2001.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1887".

Lunation 18 / 971

The Moon is 14 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 18 of Meeus index or 971 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 47 minutes and it is 36 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠324.1°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠324.1° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.5°.

Moon before apogee

11 days since point of perigee on 23 June 2001 at 17:14 in ♋ Cancer the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

Distance to Moon 399 443 km

The Moon is 399 443 km (248 202 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 565 km (252 006 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 00:48 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 19 July 2001 at 08:24 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon at southern standstill

At 12:19 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.413°. Over the upcoming 14 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.418° at the point of next northern standstill in ♋ Cancer on 19 July 2001 at 17:53.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♊ Gemini the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov