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Moon phase on 19 August 2024 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | August 2024

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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 14 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 19 August 2024 at 18:26 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1896".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2024.

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 304 / 1257

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2024 at 05:05 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 368 220 km

The Moon is 368 220 km (228 801 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 199 km (223 817 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2024 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 15 August 2024 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.546°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.606° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 August 2024 at 11:09 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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