Moon ♒ Aquarius
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 13 July 2022 at 18:37 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 ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 278 of Meeus index or 1231 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes. It is 41 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 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠178.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202°.
Moon is at perigee at 09:08. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 264 km (221 994 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2022. It is 5 244 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 839 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 July 2022 at 09:21 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.921°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.941° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 July 2022 at 09:19 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.