Gibbous ♋ Cancer
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 ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 3 January 2026 at 10:03 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 ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2026.
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 321 of Meeus index or 1274 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 5 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠239°.
1 day after point of perigee on 1 January 2026 at 21:43 in ♊ Gemini. 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 13 January 2026 at 20:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 368 298 km (228 850 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 437 km (251 927 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 25 December 2025 at 22:03 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2026 at 11:22 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 2 January 2026 at 08:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.265°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.302° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 January 2026 at 05:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.