Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 August 2068 at 09:51.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 28 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:33, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 August 2068 at 08:59 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 359 376 km (223 306 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 132 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 980 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2068 at 00:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.234°. Next 7 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.
After 13 days on 27 August 2068 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.