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Moon phase on 3 October 2009 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | October 2009

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 14 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 4 October 2009 at 06:10 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1918".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2009.

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 120 / 1073

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 120 of Meeus index or 1073 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠39.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠65.2°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2009 at 03:33 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 October 2009 at 12:28 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 393 548 km

The Moon is 393 548 km (244 539 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 068 km (229 328 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 28 September 2009 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 October 2009 at 23:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.188°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.057° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2009 at 09:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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