Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 17 July 2006 at 19:13.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 17 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 80 of Meeus index or 1033 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 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 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠97.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠131.2°.
8 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 July 2006 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 386 453 km (240 131 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 405 km (251 907 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2006 at 16:58 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 14:34 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.515°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.594° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 6 August 2006 at 04:11.
In 2 days on 25 July 2006 at 04:31 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.