Moon ♋ Cancer
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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 26 December 2004 at 15:06 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 ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2004.
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 61 of Meeus index or 1014 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2004. It is 9 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠1.4°.
13 days after point of perigee on 12 December 2004 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 December 2004 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 404 964 km (251 633 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 488 km (252 580 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 21 December 2004 at 06:51 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2005 at 21:52 in ♎ Libra.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 14:10 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.905°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.938° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 9 January 2005 at 11:17.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.