Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 14 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:40 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 130 of Meeus index or 1083 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 130. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 131 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
10 days after point of apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces. 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 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 369 293 km (229 468 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 116 km (224 387 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 24 July 2010 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.043°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.034° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2010 at 11:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.