Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 August 2013 at 01:45 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 first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1897".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2013.
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 168 of Meeus index or 1121 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes. It is 47 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 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 2 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠216.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠249.2°.
2 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 August 2013 at 23:46 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 371 837 km (231 049 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 883 km (251 583 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 August 2013 at 08:19 in ♉ Taurus.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.906°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.801° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 August 2013 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.