Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
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 ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 15 April 2014 at 07:42 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 ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1912".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2014.
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 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 56 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 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.9°.
6 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 386 016 km (239 859 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 765 km (229 761 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 13:22 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries.
At 13:22 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
10 days since the previous standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.957°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.946° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.