Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1894".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2068.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 366 215 km (227 555 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 376 km (223 306 mi).
6 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2068 at 00:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.234°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.140° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.