Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 July 2001 at 19:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2001 after 13 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 19 of Meeus index or 972 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2001. It is 21 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠342.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 20:44. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 9 July 2001 at 11:24 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 027 km (223 089 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 481 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 329 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 19 July 2001 at 08:24 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 August 2001 at 06:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 19 July 2001 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.418°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.427° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2001 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 4 August 2001 at 05:56 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.