Moon ♒ Aquarius
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 27 July 2018 at 20:20 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 ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2018.
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 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 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 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:44. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 13 July 2018 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 10 August 2018 at 18:05 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 223 km (252 415 mi) away from Earth. It is 815 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 486 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 22:40 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 10 August 2018 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 25 July 2018 at 20:55 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.755°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.757° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.