Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 July 2008 at 18:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2008 after 18 days on 16 August 2008 at 21:16.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 105 of Meeus index or 1058 from Brown series.
Length of current 105 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 106 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:24, this is 15 days after last apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 887 km (226 109 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 379 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 469 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 20 July 2008 at 03:27 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2008 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 06:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.598°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.611° in its southern standstill point on 11 August 2008 at 22:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 1 August 2008 at 10:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.