The Moon will reach full phase – the
second full moon of autumn 2013,
traditionally called the Hunter's Moon in the
As at any time when the Moon reaches full phase, it will be
brighter than at any other time of the month, and will also be visible for
much of the night on account of lying almost directly opposite the Sun in the
Over the nights following 17 November, the Moon will rise a little
under an hour later each day so as to become prominent later in the night.
Within a few days, it will only be visible in the pre-dawn and early-morning
sky. By the time it reaches last quarter, around a week after full moon, it
will rise at around midnight and set at around noon.
At the moment when the Moon reaches full phase, it will lie at a declination
of +17°31' in the constellation Taurus, and so
appear highest in the northern hemisphere. It will be visible from all latitudes south of 62°S. Its distance from the Earth will be 396,000 km.
The detailed circumstances of this event are:
The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The sky on Sun, 17 November 2013
The circumstances of this event were computed from the DE405 ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).