Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
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 ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 July 2024 at 10:17 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 ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2024.
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 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 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 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.3°.
9 days after point of apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 373 645 km (232 172 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 914 km (226 747 mi).
8 days after descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.404°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.455° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.