Gibbous ♌ Leo
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 21 January 2019 at 05:16 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 ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2019.
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 235 of Meeus index or 1188 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2019. It is 35 minutes longer 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 6 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠149.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠175.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 19:58. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 5 February 2019 at 09:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 345 km (222 044 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 163 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 011 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 20 January 2019 at 22:48 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 February 2019 at 06:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 19 January 2019 at 23:20 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.544°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.547° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 February 2019 at 00:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.