Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
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 ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 July 2015 at 02:20 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 ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2015.
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 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.8°.
8 days after point of apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 375 674 km (233 433 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 095 km (228 102 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.445°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.417° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 July 2015 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.