Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 July 2027 at 15:45 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 ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2027.
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 340 of Meeus index or 1293 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 3 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2027. It is 33 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 5 hours and 41 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 28 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 11:52. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 4 July 2027 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 217 km (252 412 mi) away from Earth. It is 809 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 492 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 23:33 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo.
At 23:33 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 15 July 2027 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.184°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.208° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 July 2027 at 05:47 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.