Moon ♊ Gemini
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 ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 November 2010 at 17:27 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 ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1943".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2010.
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 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67°.
6 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces. 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 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 390 608 km (242 713 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 439 km (229 559 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.281°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.238° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.