Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 31 July 2015 at 10:43 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 ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1890".
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 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.1°.
10 days after point of apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 369 747 km (229 750 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 135 km (225 020 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.344°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 August 2015 at 11:11 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.