Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 25 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.
Length of current 972 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours shorter than next lunation 973 length.
Length of current synodic month is 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠115.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2078 at 14:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 843 km (226 082 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 992 km (251 650 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.225°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.321° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 6 September 2078 at 07:59 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.