Moon ♓ Pisces
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 16 August 2008 at 21:16 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 ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1895".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2008.
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 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 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 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.9°.
5 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 392 240 km (243 727 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 693 km (229 095 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 10:27 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 29 August 2008 at 10:30 in ♌ Leo.
At 10:27 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
4 days since the previous standstill on 11 August 2008 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.611°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.596° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 August 2008 at 13:03 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.