Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Sagittarius

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 99%. Lunar cycle is 15 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 May 2067 at 18:42 UTC.

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.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Flower of May 2067.

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1893".

Lunation 833 / 1786

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 833 of Meeus index or 1786 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 20 minutes and it is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit 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 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠98.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠98.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠132.6°.

Moon before perigee

10 days since point of apogee on 19 May 2067 at 10:35 in ♌ Leo 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 31 May 2067 at 07:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

Distance to Moon 369 769 km

The Moon is 369 769 km (229 764 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 053 km (226 212 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 16:28 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next descending node later on 11 June 2067 at 19:56 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon at southern standstill

At 12:18 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.107°. Over the upcoming 13 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.109° at the point of next northern standstill in ♊ Gemini on 11 June 2067 at 14:57.

New draconic month

At 16:28 in the point ot ascending node the Moon is completing the last draconic month and is entering a new one while the lunar orbit is crossing the ecliptic from South to North.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov