Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 27 October 2015 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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 ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1931".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 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 195 of Meeus index or 1148 from Brown series.
Length of current 195 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2015. It is 59 minutes longer than next lunation 196 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠192.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠220.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of perigee on 26 October 2015 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 365 367 km (227 029 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 724 km (252 105 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 25 October 2015 at 07:37 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2015 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 18 October 2015 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.190°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.241° in the next northern standstill on 31 October 2015 at 09:02 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.