Moon ♈ Aries
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 October 2017 at 18:40 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 ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1919".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 219 of Meeus index or 1172 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠114.6°.
8 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 378 422 km (235 141 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 858 km (227 955 mi).
3 days after descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 October 2017 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.516°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.616° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.