Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 24 July 2021 at 02:37 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 ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2021.
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 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 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 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠264.3°.
3 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 374 984 km (233 004 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 412 km (251 290 mi).
3 days after descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.643°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.685° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.