Gibbous ♈ Aries
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 ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1916".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 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 293 of Meeus index or 1246 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2023. It is 43 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 3 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.5°.
1 day after point of perigee on 28 September 2023 at 01:05 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 October 2023 at 03:41 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 367 325 km (228 245 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 426 km (251 920 mi).
11 days after descending node on 17 September 2023 at 19:18 in ♎ Libra. 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 30 September 2023 at 16:49 in ♈ Aries.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2023 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.254°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.294° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 October 2023 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.