Gibbous ♌ Leo
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 10 January 2020 at 19:21 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 ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2020.
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 247 of Meeus index or 1200 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 3 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠82.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠120.5°.
9 days after point of apogee on 2 January 2020 at 01:30 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2020 at 20:20 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 372 553 km (231 494 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 964 km (227 399 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 9 January 2020 at 23:29 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 January 2020 at 20:31 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 10 January 2020 at 06:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.223°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.225° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 January 2020 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.