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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 first to fall in winter 2049 – the Old Moon.

Over the nights following 18 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 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 +17°03' in the constellation Cancer , and so will appear highest in the northern hemisphere. It will be visible from all latitudes south of 62°S. Its distance from the Earth will be 404,000 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 08h00m30s +17°03' Cancer 29'30"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 02 June 2020
Sunrise
05:22
Sunset
20:20
Twilight ends
22:24
Twilight begins
03:18

11-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

85%

11 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 06:52 14:33 22:13
Venus 05:26 12:57 20:29
Moon 16:55 22:26 03:26
Mars 01:39 07:11 12:43
Jupiter 23:14 04:03 08:47
Saturn 23:30 04:23 09:12
All times shown in EDT.

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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41.14°N
73.26°W
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