Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
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 ♏ Scorpio.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 7 May 2020 at 10:45 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 ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1901".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 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 251 of Meeus index or 1204 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠201.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠229.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 6 May 2020 at 03:03 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 366 971 km (228 025 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 584 km (252 018 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 27 April 2020 at 17:54 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 May 2020 at 09:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2020 at 15:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.935°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.998° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 May 2020 at 06:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.