Moon ♎ Libra
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 March 2002 at 18:25 UTC.
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1922".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2002.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 27 of Meeus index or 980 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 07:42. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 14 March 2002 at 01:09 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 10 April 2002 at 05:32 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 012 km (221 837 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 496 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 344 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 21 March 2002 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 April 2002 at 18:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 22 March 2002 at 19:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.668°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.771° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 April 2002 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.