Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 August 2066 at 20:59.
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 first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 18 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 823 of Meeus index or 1776 from Brown series.
Length of current 823 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 824 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.4°. 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 05:19, this is 12 days after last perigee on 4 August 2066 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2066 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 405 122 km (251 731 mi) away from Earth. It is 286 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 587 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 21:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 30 August 2066 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.625°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.516° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2066 at 07:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 21 August 2066 at 00:50 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.