Moon ♎ Libra
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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 19 March 2011 at 18:10 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 ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1927".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2011.
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 138 of Meeus index or 1091 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 28 minutes longer 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 5 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠167°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠190.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 19:09. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 6 March 2011 at 07:50 in ♈ Aries. 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 2 April 2011 at 09:00 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 356 578 km (221 567 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2011. It is 5 930 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 153 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after descending node on 13 March 2011 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 March 2011 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 12 March 2011 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.825°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.716° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 March 2011 at 05:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.