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 99%. Lunar cycle is 14 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 30 October 2069 at 03:35 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Hunter of October 2069.

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 ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1932".

Lunation 863 / 1816

The Moon is 14 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 863 of Meeus index or 1816 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.77 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 34 minutes and it is 26 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. 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 5 hours and 50 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠161.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠161.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠185.4°.

Moon before perigee

12 days since point of apogee on 17 October 2069 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio 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 30 October 2069 at 09:15 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 364 086 km

The Moon is 364 086 km (226 233 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 831 km (221 725 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 23:39 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 12 November 2069 at 11:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the last southern standstill on 20 October 2069 at 03:47 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.268° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.271° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 November 2069 at 01:44 in ♊ Gemini.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last 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