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

Full Moon in Cancer

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 100%. Lunar cycle is 14 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 10 January 2085 at 22:42 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Wolf of January 2085.

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 ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1951".

Lunation 1051 / 2004

The Moon is 14 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1051 of Meeus index or 2004 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute and it is 34 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2085. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increase with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠345.2°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠345.2° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠0.9°.

Moon before apogee

13 days since point of perigee on 28 December 2084 at 05:57 in ♑ Capricorn the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 January 2085 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 404 501 km

The Moon is 404 501 km (251 345 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 331 km (252 482 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 01:55 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 24 January 2085 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the last northern standstill on 8 January 2085 at 06:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.917° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.889° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 January 2085 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♑ Capricorn 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