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Moon phase on 21 October 2078 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | October 2078

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 October 2078 at 02:55 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

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.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1928".

It is Hunter Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2078.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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.

Lunation 974 / 1927

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.74 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the 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 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠146.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠172.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 20:52. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 5 November 2078 at 14:46 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 357 814 km

This perigee Moon is 357 814 km (222 335 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 694 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 542 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 22:26 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 4 November 2078 at 12:25 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 22:26 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.596°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.619° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 October 2078 at 18:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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