Gibbous ♎ Libra
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 23 March 2016 at 12:01 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 first ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1924".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 2016.
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 200 of Meeus index or 1153 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠339.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠355.6°.
13 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2016 at 07:02 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 March 2016 at 14:16 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 404 032 km (251 054 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 125 km (252 354 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 22 March 2016 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 April 2016 at 17:27 in ♓ Pisces.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 16 March 2016 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.206°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.239° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 March 2016 at 22:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.