Gibbous ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 10 August 2071 at 23:39.
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 first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2071 after 26 days on 9 September 2071 at 14:51.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 8 August 2071 at 20:04 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2071 at 01:45 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 393 010 km (244 205 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 752 km (223 540 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 27 August 2071 at 02:29 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 6 August 2071 at 22:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.284°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.210° in the next northern standstill on 21 August 2071 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 25 August 2071 at 08:16 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.