Moon phase on 18 August 2016 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Full Moon phaseImage credit: NASA/Goddard Gap Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on 18 August 2016, Thursday. Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact day and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 August 2016 at 09:27 UTC.

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19 August Aug

WaningGibbous ♓ Pisces

20 August Aug

WaningGibbous ♓ Pisces

21 August Aug

WaningGibbous ♈ Aries

22 August Aug

WaningGibbous ♈ Aries

23 August Aug

WaningGibbous ♉ Taurus

24 August Aug

LastQuarter ♉ Taurus

25* August Aug03:41

LastQuarter* ♊ Gemini


Moonclimb and also moonset

Moon rises at suncollection and also sets at sunincrease. It is visible all night and also it is high in the sky roughly midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will certainly enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1901"

Lunar disc shows up visually 0.3% larger than solar disc. Moon and also Sun evident angular diameters are ∠1901" and also ∠1896".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2016.

Upcoming main Moon phases


Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this day. Incorporated Sun and Moon gravitational tidal pressure functioning on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lucountry 205 / 1158

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth"s herbal satellite is relocating through the middle component of present synodic month. This is lucountry 205 of Meeus index or 1158 from Brown series.Previous | Current lunation | Next

Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of existing 205 lucountry is 29 days, 12 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 49 minutes shorter than next lucountry 206 length.

Lucountry size shorter than mean

Length of existing synodic month is 25 minutes shorter than the expect length of synodic month, however it is still 5 hours and 44 minutes much longer, compared to 21st century shortest.


Lunar orlittle position on 18 August 2016 Thursday 12:00 UTC


True anomaly ∠77.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠77.9°. At start of next synodic month true anomaly will certainly be ∠112.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will save increasing because the true anomaly gets closer to the worth of New Moon at suggest of apogee (∠180°).

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Moon before perigee

8 days after allude of apogee on 10 August 2016 at 00:05 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orlittle is acquiring closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will certainly store this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the suggest of next perigee on 22 August 2016 at 01:20 in ♈ Aries.Previous apogee | Next perigee

Distance to Moon 376 986 km

Moon is 376 986 kilometres (234 248 mi) away from Earth on this day. Moon moves closer following 3 days until perigee, once Earth-Moon distance will certainly reach 367 047 km (228 072 mi).

Moon prior to descending node

13 days after its ascfinishing node on 5 August 2016 at 07:48 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is adhering to the northern part of its orlittle for the next day, till it will certainly cross the ecliptic from North to South in descfinishing node on 19 August 2016 at 14:14 in ♓ Pisces.Previous node | Next off node

Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the initially part of it.Previous | Current draconic month | Next

Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 14 August 2016 at 13:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, as soon as Moon has got to southern declicountry of ∠-18.481°. Next 8 days the lunar orlittle bit moves northward to confront North declination of ∠18.455° in the next north standstill on 27 August 2016 at 11:17 in ♋ Cancer.Previous standstill | Next off standstill

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opplace via the Sun on this date and also this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.Previous syzygy | Next syzygy