Gibbous ♍ Virgo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 11 February 2017 at 00:33 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1944".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 2017.
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 211 of Meeus index or 1164 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 52 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 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠295°.
4 days after point of perigee on 6 February 2017 at 13:59 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 February 2017 at 21:14 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 382 821 km (237 874 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 376 km (251 268 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 19:49 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 26 February 2017 at 06:28 in ♓ Pisces.
At 19:49 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 7 February 2017 at 18:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.865°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.848° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 February 2017 at 20:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.