Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 3 August 2010 at 04:59.
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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2010 after 17 days on 24 August 2010 at 17:05.
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 130 of Meeus index or 1083 from Brown series.
Length of current 130 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2010 at 17:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 371 610 km (230 908 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 858 km (222 363 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:24 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 20 August 2010 at 12:13 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 6 August 2010 at 02:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.984°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.929° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2010 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 10 August 2010 at 03:08 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.