Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 14 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.
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 03:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 69 of Meeus index or 1022 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 minute 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 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠181.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠205.9°.
1 day after point of apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 405 366 km (251 883 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 396 km (222 076 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.311°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.409° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.