Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
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 ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 April 2007 at 17:15 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 ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2007.
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 89 of Meeus index or 1042 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 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 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠348.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4°.
Moon is at apogee at 08:38. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 17 April 2007 at 05:55 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 327 km (252 480 mi) away from Earth. It is 919 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 382 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 31 March 2007 at 11:41 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 April 2007 at 17:34 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 25 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.582°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.510° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 April 2007 at 23:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.