Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 September 2009 at 02:16.
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 ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2009 after 19 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 119 of Meeus index or 1072 from Brown series.
Length of current 119 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 120 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠20.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠39.3°. 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 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 16 September 2009 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 363 338 km (225 768 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 054 km (226 213 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 28 September 2009 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2009 at 04:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.289°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.188° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 18 September 2009 at 18:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.