Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2011 after 13 days on 12 September 2011 at 09:27.
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 03:04 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 144 of Meeus index or 1097 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 5 minutes is the length of new lunation 144. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2011. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 145 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠333.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.1°. 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 18 August 2011 at 16:23 in ♈ Aries. 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 30 August 2011 at 17:35 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 003 km (228 045 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 858 km (224 227 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 23 August 2011 at 17:23 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 September 2011 at 07:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 23 August 2011 at 12:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.149°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.047° in the next southern standstill on 5 September 2011 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.