18. FULL MOON POINTS
It is common in naked-eye observations to determine the position of the Sun at a point in opposition to the position of the full Moon. By this means, especially during eclipses, very accurate observations of the position of the Sun may be made.
The full Moon point for the fixed initial point of Hindu cosmological time cycles on 1 January 2000 is
This point turns out to be very close to the fixed initial point identified in the SuryaSiddhanta commentary and henceforth we shall consider 17°.41023002 as the fixed initial point of Hindu cosmological time cycles and the previously identified point 197°.41023002 as its full Moon point.
197°.41023002 - 180° = 17°.41023002 ecliptic longitude.