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 1 January 2094 at 16:51 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 ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

It is Wolf Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Wolf of January 2094.

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 ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1951".

Lunation 1162 / 2115

The Moon is 14 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 1162 of Meeus index or 2115 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes and it is 40 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2094. 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 1 hour and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit details for

True anomaly ∠335.6°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠335.6° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠352.5°.

Moon before apogee

12 days since point of perigee on 19 December 2093 at 18:42 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 2 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 January 2094 at 09:27 in ♌ Leo.

Distance to Moon 402 629 km

The Moon is 402 629 km (250 182 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 096 km (252 336 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 19 December 2093 at 15:25 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following day until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 2 January 2094 at 02:47 in ♋ Cancer.

Moon at northern standstill

At 17:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.474°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2094. Over the upcoming 14 days the lunar orbit is going to tilt southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.474° at the point of next southern standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 15 January 2094 at 19:36.

Draconic month

26 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