Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 13 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.
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 17:59 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 601 of Meeus index or 1554 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 601. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 602 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠240.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 4 August 2048 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 391 971 km (243 559 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 147 km (227 513 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 5 August 2048 at 13:07 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 August 2048 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
18 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 4 August 2048 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.656°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.557° in the next southern standstill on 18 August 2048 at 16:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.