Gibbous ♍ Virgo
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 ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 3 March 2026 at 11:38 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 ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1935".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 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 323 of Meeus index or 1276 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 2 hours and 54 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 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠276.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠307.9°.
6 days after point of perigee on 24 February 2026 at 23:18 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 March 2026 at 13:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 384 979 km (239 215 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 385 km (251 273 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 04:35 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 17 March 2026 at 15:22 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 25 February 2026 at 23:23 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.428°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.416° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 March 2026 at 21:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.