Gibbous ♍ Virgo
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 ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 19 February 2019 at 15:53 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 ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1941".
The Full Moon this days is the Snow of February 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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 236 of Meeus index or 1189 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 13 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 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠175.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠200.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 09:06. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 5 February 2019 at 09:26 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 4 March 2019 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 762 km (221 682 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2019. It is 5 746 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 337 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 17 February 2019 at 09:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 March 2019 at 11:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2019 at 09:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.590°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.642° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 March 2019 at 06:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.