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

Full Moon in Aries

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 100%. Lunar cycle is 15 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 11 October 2068 at 01:39 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Hunter of October 2068.

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 ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1923".

Lunation 850 / 1803

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes and it is 4 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠183.9°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠183.9° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠209.1°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 October 2068 at 04:48 in ♍ Virgo.

Distance to Moon 364 824 km

The Moon is 364 824 km (226 691 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 142 km (252 365 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is positioned north of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus.

Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the last southern standstill on 2 October 2068 at 15:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.769° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.707° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 October 2068 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the lunar cycle.

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