Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2056 after 13 days on 26 July 2056 at 18:54.
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 20:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 699 of Meeus index or 1652 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes is the length of new lunation 699. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 700 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 53 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠255.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠289.7°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 7 July 2056 at 00:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 July 2056 at 11:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 388 460 km (241 378 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 056 km (228 699 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 12 July 2056 at 21:09 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2056 at 20:38 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 July 2056 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.004°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.000° in the next southern standstill on 25 July 2056 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.