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Moon phase on 29 November 2012 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | November 2012

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 ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 November 2012 at 14:46 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".

It is Beaver Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2012.

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 159 / 1112

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 159 of Meeus index or 1112 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 28 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 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠351.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠6.8°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 28 November 2012 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 December 2012 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 247 km

The Moon is 405 247 km (251 809 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 074 km (221 875 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 27 November 2012 at 17:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 December 2012 at 15:57 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 14:33 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.924°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.926° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 13 December 2012 at 03:48.

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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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