Gibbous ♈ Aries
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 16 September 2016 at 19:05 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 ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1910".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 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 206 of Meeus index or 1159 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 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 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 39 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 ∠144.6°.
10 days after point of apogee on 6 September 2016 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 367 405 km (228 295 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 894 km (224 871 mi).
1 day after descending node on 15 September 2016 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 September 2016 at 22:06 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 10 September 2016 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.451°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.475° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 September 2016 at 16:44 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.