Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
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 ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 14 June 2022 at 11:52 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 ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2022.
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 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer 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 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠178.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:21. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 434 km (222 099 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 074 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 922 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.943°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.924° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.