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 first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1910".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 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 305 of Meeus index or 1258 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 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 4 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠179.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:26. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 5 September 2024 at 14:55 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 2 October 2024 at 19:40 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 357 284 km (222 006 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 224 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 072 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 19:51 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 2 October 2024 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra.
At 19:51 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2024 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.671°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.695° at the point of next northern standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.