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Moon phase on 8 October 2014 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | October 2014

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 ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 8 October 2014 at 10:51 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1934"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1921".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2014.

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 182 / 1135

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 182 of Meeus index or 1135 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠218.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠252.3°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 370 619 km

The Moon is 370 619 km (230 292 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 898 km (251 592 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 17:44 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.528°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.517° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 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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