Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 8 September 2010 at 10:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2010 after 9 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.
Length of current 132 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 133 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠20.4°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 8 September 2010 at 04:00 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 379 799 km (235 996 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 169 km (252 382 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 4 September 2010 at 00:16 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 September 2010 at 13:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 2 September 2010 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.807°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.710° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2010 at 23:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 23 September 2010 at 09:17 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.