Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 August 2071 at 21:04.
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 ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2071 after 5 days on 10 August 2071 at 23:39.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 885 of Meeus index or 1838 from Brown series.
Length of current 885 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 886 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠21.2°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 26 July 2071 at 17:22 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 August 2071 at 20:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 399 436 km (248 198 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 136 km (252 361 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 30 July 2071 at 18:19 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2071 at 06:42 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 24 July 2071 at 19:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.332°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.284° in the next southern standstill on 6 August 2071 at 22:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 10 August 2071 at 23:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.