Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2051 after 14 days on 20 September 2051 at 10:11.
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 04:33 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 639 of Meeus index or 1592 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes is the length of new lunation 639. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 640 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠137°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠163.9°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2051 at 08:43 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 September 2051 at 04:18 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 400 235 km (248 694 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 670 km (252 072 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 25 August 2051 at 20:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2051 at 15:18 in ♎ Libra.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 30 August 2051 at 01:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.858°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.758° in the next southern standstill on 13 September 2051 at 15:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.