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Moon phase on 9 July 2017 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | July 2017

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 9 July 2017 at 04:07 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 ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1887".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2017.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2017 at 19:26
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 23 July 2017 at 09:46
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 30 July 2017 at 15:23
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 7 August 2017 at 18:11

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 216 / 1169

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 216 of Meeus index or 1169 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 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 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠11°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.9°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 401 400 km

The Moon is 401 400 km (249 418 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 238 km (224 463 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.440°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.413° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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