The moon will be full late Friday night and into very early Saturday morning (depending upon your time zone) and for those observers in the western U.S. there will be a fairly rare opportunity to have the full moon positioned on the local meridian, meaning its highest point in the sky. Plus, we're still reasonably close to the winter solstice so the moon will be fairly high in the sky.
According to SkySafari the moon will be full at 12:18am PST on Saturday morning and from my location is southern California the moon will pass through the meridian at 12:09am. So, a very good apparition. When it reaches my meridian the moon will have an altitude of just over 69 degrees (people on the far western coast of Mexico will have an even better view, in La Paz the full moon will be almost 76 degrees above the horizon).
Right now it looks like I will have clear to mostly clear skies but with the winds coming out of the east and with somewhat low humidity we'll probably be under a Santa Ana condition which usually brings very poor seeing conditions (but clear skies). Clear Dark Sky predicts poor to average seeing, while Meteoblue is suggesting 0.5 arc second seeing with an index1 of 4 and index 2 of 2 and with a fairly high jetstream. However, I don't think either of these sites factors in our Santa Ana conditions which are really make or break in terms of planetary imaging.
In any case, here is what NASA's Visualization Studio shows for midnight (late Friday or early Saturday):
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 08:00 UT
Phase 99.8% (15d 12h 54m)
Diameter 1933.8 arcseconds
Distance 370638 km (29.09 Earth diameters)
J2000 Right Ascension, Declination 10h 48m 7s, 12° 59' 2"
Subsolar Longitude, Latitude -4.407°, -1.532°
Sub-Earth Longitude, Latitude -4.584°, -6.484°
Position Angle 22.522°
Also, for those interested in planning full moon shots here is a thread from late 2019 that discussed in detail the best dates for imaging the full moon:
I guess I should have posted this over in the Lunar Observing and Imaging topic, but I've yet to get use to posting my lunar images over in the "Observing" topic rather than under astrophotography.
Maybe one of the mods can move my post.
Edited by james7ca, 26 February 2021 - 05:27 AM.