Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 August 2048 at 07:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2048 after 20 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 601 of Meeus index or 1554 from Brown series.
Length of current 601 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:48, this is 11 days after last perigee on 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2048 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 235 km (251 180 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 173 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 474 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 16:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 15 September 2048 at 06:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 03:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.449°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.317° in its southern standstill point on 14 September 2048 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 8 September 2048 at 06:24 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.