Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
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 ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 6 April 2023 at 04:35 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 ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1917".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 287 of Meeus index or 1240 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 49 minutes. It is 52 minutes shorter 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 1 hour and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠34.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠59.2°.
6 days after point of apogee on 31 March 2023 at 11:18 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 April 2023 at 02:22 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 390 731 km (242 789 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 967 km (228 644 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 24 March 2023 at 02:08 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 April 2023 at 13:51 in ♎ Libra.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 28 March 2023 at 21:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.898°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.947° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 April 2023 at 03:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.