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 23 October 2075 at 22:49 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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Hunter of October 2075.

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 ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1930".

Lunation 937 / 1890

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 937 of Meeus index or 1890 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes and it is 24 minutes longer 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠287.7°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠287.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠316.5°.

Moon before apogee

8 days since point of perigee on 15 October 2075 at 14:24 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 October 2075 at 10:53 in ♋ Cancer.

Distance to Moon 390 569 km

The Moon is 390 569 km (242 688 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 463 km (251 322 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 15 October 2075 at 20:11 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 29 October 2075 at 07:44 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the last southern standstill on 16 October 2075 at 01:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.206° the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.331° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2075 at 16:50 in ♋ Cancer.

Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♋ Cancer 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