Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 24 September 2001 at 09:31.
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 first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2001 after 3 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 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 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:33. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 16 September 2001 at 15:50 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 14 October 2001 at 23:02 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 791 km (252 147 mi) away from Earth. It is 383 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 918 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after descending node on 24 September 2001 at 10:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.780°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.937° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49 in ♈ Aries 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.