Crescent ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 4 August 2024 at 11:13.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 10 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.
Length of current 304 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 305 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. 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 apogee on this date at 01:32, this is 15 days after last perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2024 at 05:05 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 298 km (251 841 mi) away from Earth. It is 110 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 411 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 01:06 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 22 August 2024 at 10:27 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.455°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.546° in the next southern standstill on 15 August 2024 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.