Simulated image courtesy of Tom Ruen.

Full Moon

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The Moon will reach full phase. At this time of the month, the Moon is visible for much of the night, rising at around dusk, and setting at around dawn.

Over the nights following 1 January, 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 in the middle of the night and set at around noon.

At the moment when the Moon reaches full phase, it will lie at a declination of +20°04' in the constellation Gemini . Its distance from the Earth will be 356,000 km.

The celestial coordinates of the Moon at the time it reaches full phase will be:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Angular Size
The Moon 06h48m20s +20°04' Gemini 33'29"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 01 January 2018
Sunrise
07:29
Sunset
17:01
Twilight ends
18:37
Twilight begins
05:53

14-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

99%

14 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:45 10:36 15:27
Venus 07:22 12:02 16:42
Moon 16:51 --:-- 06:45
Mars 03:02 08:14 13:27
Jupiter 03:14 08:24 13:34
Saturn 06:45 11:29 16:14
All times shown in EST.

Source

The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 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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Simulated image courtesy of Tom Ruen.

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