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Moon phase on 30 August 2042 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | August 2042

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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 14 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 31 August 2042 at 02:02 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1901".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2042.

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 527 / 1480

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 527 of Meeus index or 1480 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 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 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 58 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠123.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152.7°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 20 August 2042 at 13:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 September 2042 at 15:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 370 059 km

The Moon is 370 059 km (229 944 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 666 km (224 107 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 20 August 2042 at 09:13 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 September 2042 at 19:23 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

23 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

4 days since the previous standstill on 26 August 2042 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.327°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.396° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 September 2042 at 03:00 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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