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Moon phase on 15 July 2011 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | July 2011

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 15 July 2011 at 06:40 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1888".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2011.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 23 July 2011 at 05:02
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 30 July 2011 at 18:40
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 6 August 2011 at 11:08
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 13 August 2011 at 18:58

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 142 / 1095

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 142 of Meeus index or 1095 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the 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 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠283.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠283.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.1°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 July 2011 at 22:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 387 989 km

The Moon is 387 989 km (241 085 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 358 km (251 256 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 13 July 2011 at 02:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 12 July 2011 at 16:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.383°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.333° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 July 2011 at 03:02 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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