Gibbous ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2002 after 23 days on 22 August 2002 at 22:29.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 31 of Meeus index or 984 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 54 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠300.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.8°.
Moon is at apogee at 01:45. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 14 July 2002 at 13:13 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 10 August 2002 at 23:32 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 742 km (251 495 mi) away from Earth. It is 666 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 967 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 21 July 2002 at 00:41 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 August 2002 at 11:03 in ♊ Gemini.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 22 July 2002 at 19:08 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.053°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.104° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 August 2002 at 06:59 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 8 August 2002 at 19:15 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.