Gibbous ♓ Pisces
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 ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 August 2032 at 01:47 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 ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1897".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2032.
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 403 of Meeus index or 1356 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter 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 3 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠166.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠189.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 03:52. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 7 August 2032 at 17:16 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 3 September 2032 at 19:58 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 879 km (221 754 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2032. It is 5 629 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 454 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 12 August 2032 at 19:55 in ♎ Libra. 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 25 August 2032 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 16 August 2032 at 13:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.386°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.299° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 August 2032 at 03:57 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.