Gibbous ♈ Aries
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 ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1901".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 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 193 of Meeus index or 1146 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 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 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 15:24. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 14 September 2015 at 11:28 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 358 289 km (222 630 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 219 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 067 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 17 August 2015 at 23:05 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 August 2015 at 10:16 in ♈ Aries.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 25 August 2015 at 03:44 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.206°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.163° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 September 2015 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.