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 ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 9 December 2030 at 22:40 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 ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2030.
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 382 of Meeus index or 1335 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 13 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 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 10:03. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 25 November 2030 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 24 December 2030 at 10:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 371 km (252 507 mi) away from Earth. It is 963 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 338 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 9 December 2030 at 01:17 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2030 at 00:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 9 December 2030 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.909°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.904° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 December 2030 at 18:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.