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Full Moon

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at19:34 EST(342 days ago)
00:34 UTC

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The Moon will reach full phase. At this time in its monthly cycle of phases, the Moon lies almost directly opposite the Sun in the sky, placing it high above the horizon for much of the night.

The sequence of full moons through the year are often assigned names according to the seasons in which they fall. This month's will be the second to fall in winter 2017 – the Wolf Moon.

Over the nights following 10 February, the Moon will rise around an hour later each day, becoming 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, a week after full moon, it will rise at around midnight and set at around noon.

At the exact moment when the Moon reaches full phase, it will lie at a declination of +13°09' in the constellation Leo , and so will appear highest in the northern hemisphere. It will be visible from all latitudes south of 66°S. Its distance from the Earth will be 377,000 km.

The exact position of the Moon at the time it reaches full phase will be:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Angular Size
The Moon 09h37m00s +13°09' Leo 31'38"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 10 February 2017
Sunrise 07:06
Sunset 17:40
Twilight ends
19:10
Twilight begins
05:35

13-day old moon
Age of Moon
13 days

All times shown in EST.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:23 11:15 16:08
Venus 08:39 14:58 21:17
Moon 17:46 00:32 06:34
Mars 09:07 15:22 21:37
Jupiter 22:31 04:14 09:52
Saturn 03:39 08:25 13:12

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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77.49°W
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