Gibbous ♉ Taurus
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 ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 20 October 2021 at 14:57 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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1928".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 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 269 of Meeus index or 1222 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2021. It is 19 minutes shorter 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 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠323.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.3°.
12 days after point of perigee on 8 October 2021 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 October 2021 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 401 916 km (249 739 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 616 km (252 038 mi).
11 days after descending node on 9 October 2021 at 19:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2021 at 11:47 in ♊ Gemini.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2021 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.204°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.291° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 October 2021 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.