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Old Numbers Full Moon


Last Edited: September 14, 2006, 2:46 pm

Northernmost (and southernmost) Moons come in cycles of some 18.5 to 19 years. This year, the northernmost Moon happens on September 14, at 9:27 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The last northernmost Moon fell on Sept. 15, 1987, and the next one will be on March 7, 2025.  The Moon will be underneath the horizon at this time.
Regardless, on September 15 there’ll be a Moon that rises and sets considerably farther north, and climbs much higher in the sky, than the Sun ever does on the June solstice. For the rise/set times for the Moon in your area, click here, and for the Moon's rise/transit/set times click here. Northernmost (and southernmost) Moons take place when the Moon is at or near quarter phase, one week before and/or after an eclipse, and within (at most) two weeks of an equinox. For more on the subject, read 2006: Year of Major Lunar Standstill.
Northernmost Moons in the 21st Century*
Date of Northernmost Moon
Geocentric** Declination North of Equator
September 15, 2006
28 degrees 43 minutes 22 seconds
March 7, 2025
28 degrees 43 minutes 00 seconds
September 25, 2043
28 degrees 43 minutes 10 seconds
March 18, 2062
28 degrees 42 minutes 46 seconds
March 18, 2081
28 degrees 42 minutes 13 seconds
September 8, 2099
28 degrees 42 minutes 37 seconds

* Source: page 27 of Mathematical Astronomy Morsels by Jean Meeus            http://www.idialstars.com/smoon.htm

Results from 1987 for: 

Mass:  Sept. 14th:  1522  15th:   5896    16th:  4494    17th:  6188             

PA:      Sept. 12th:     513      14th:   183      15th:   679    16th:     095

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