Gibbous ♈ Aries
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 September 2006 at 18:42 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1905".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2006.
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 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter 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 3 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 03:07. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 357 175 km (221 938 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 333 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 181 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 11:01 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 22 September 2006 at 03:42 in ♍ Virgo.
At 11:01 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.705°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.725° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.