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Full Moon

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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 autumn 2019 – the Hunter's Moon.

Over the nights following 12 November, 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°52' in the constellation Aries , 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 393,000 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 03h12m50s +13°52' Aries 30'18"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 12 November 2019
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15-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous


15 days old

Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:37 11:44 16:51
Venus 08:49 13:31 18:13
Moon 17:31 00:28 06:24
Mars 04:47 10:20 15:53
Jupiter 09:42 14:24 19:06
Saturn 11:08 15:53 20:39
All times shown in EST.


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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