Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 18 August 2071 at 17:57.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2071 after 19 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
12 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2071 at 01:45 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 748 km (226 644 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 752 km (223 540 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 14 August 2071 at 06:42 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2071 at 02:29 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.210°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.164° in its southern standstill point on 3 September 2071 at 06:02 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 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.