Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 26 September 2068 at 10:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 8 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.
Length of current 850 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 851 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 388 320 km (241 291 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 423 km (222 092 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 15:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.769°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.707° in its northern standstill point on 15 October 2068 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.