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

Full Moon in Taurus

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 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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

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 ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1933".

Lunation 863 / 1816

The Moon is 15 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 at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 09:15 about 13 days since last apogee on 17 October 2069 at 05:28 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next apogee on 13 November 2069 at 07:36 in ♏ Scorpio.

Distance to Moon 356 831 km

This perigee Moon is 356 831 km (221 725 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2069. It is 5 677 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 406 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 29 October 2069 at 23:39 in ♈ Aries the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 12 November 2069 at 11:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

Moon before northern standstill

10 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 2 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

14 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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