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Moon phase on 16 October 2016 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | October 2016

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 ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 16 October 2016 at 04:23 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1925".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2016.

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 207 / 1160

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 207 of Meeus index or 1160 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠170.6°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 23:36. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 4 October 2016 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 31 October 2016 at 19:29 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 860 km

This perigee Moon is 357 860 km (222 364 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 648 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 496 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 13 October 2016 at 09:43 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 October 2016 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.546°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.619° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 October 2016 at 23:38 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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