Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 22 June 2005 at 04:14 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 about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2005.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 67 of Meeus index or 1020 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter 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 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠158.8°.
11 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 365 895 km (227 357 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 675 km (223 492 mi).
5 days after descending node on 17 June 2005 at 03:59 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 June 2005 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 07:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.214°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.208° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 5 July 2005 at 13:08.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.