Moon ♉ Taurus
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 ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 28 October 2023 at 20:24 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 first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1931".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 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 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.5°.
2 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2023 at 02:53 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 372 341 km (231 362 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 569 km (251 388 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 03:14 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 11 November 2023 at 08:49 in ♎ Libra.
At 03:14 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2023 at 09:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.305°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.