Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 August 2001 at 19:55.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2001 after 5 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠358.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠13.2°.
9 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2001 at 05:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 September 2001 at 23:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 396 123 km (246 139 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 332 km (252 483 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 09:09 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 11 September 2001 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
At 23:14 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.546°. Over the next 15 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.677° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 September 2001 at 12:19.
In 5 days on 2 September 2001 at 21:43 in ♓ Pisces 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.