Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 14 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 02:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 20 of Meeus index or 973 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠358.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠13.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 05:43. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 5 August 2001 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 357 159 km (221 928 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 349 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 197 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after ascending node on 15 August 2001 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 August 2001 at 09:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 16 August 2001 at 03:52 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.488°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.546° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 August 2001 at 23:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.