Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2010 after 14 days on 24 August 2010 at 17:05.
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 03:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 131 of Meeus index or 1084 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 131. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2010. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 132 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.6°. 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 17:56, this is 12 days after last apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 August 2010 at 05:51 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 858 km (222 363 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 650 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 498 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 7 August 2010 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 August 2010 at 12:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 6 August 2010 at 02:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.984°. Next 8 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.