Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2048 after 13 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46.
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 06:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 602 of Meeus index or 1555 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 602. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 603 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠276°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.5°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 1 September 2048 at 10:48 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 September 2048 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 385 023 km (239 242 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 916 km (229 855 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 1 September 2048 at 16:14 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 15 September 2048 at 06:06 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.
7 days after previous North standstill on 1 September 2048 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.449°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.317° in the next southern standstill on 14 September 2048 at 22:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.