Moon ♋ Cancer
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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 January 2023 at 23:08 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 ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2023.
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 284 of Meeus index or 1237 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2023. It is 23 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 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠344.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠360°.
13 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2022 at 08:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 January 2023 at 09:19 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 404 270 km (251 202 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 459 km (252 562 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 1 January 2023 at 15:25 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 January 2023 at 06:32 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 03:08 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.406°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2023. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.461° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 20 January 2023 at 05:06.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.