Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 23 August 2008 at 23:50.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2008 after 20 days on 15 September 2008 at 09:13.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.
Length of current 106 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 107 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.9°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 472 km (225 851 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 693 km (229 095 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 16 August 2008 at 10:27 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 29 August 2008 at 10:30 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 13:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.596°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.550° in its southern standstill point on 8 September 2008 at 06:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 30 August 2008 at 19:58 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.