Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 August 2068 at 07:38.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2068 after 4 days on 13 August 2068 at 09:51.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 848 of Meeus index or 1801 from Brown series.
Length of current 848 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 849 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.5°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2068 at 08:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 387 625 km (240 859 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 376 km (223 306 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 7 August 2068 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
14 days after previous North standstill on 25 July 2068 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.350°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.234° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2068 at 00:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 13 August 2068 at 09:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.