Moon ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2006 after 15 days on 7 September 2006 at 18:42.
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 19:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes. It is 54 minutes 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 3 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.3°.
12 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2006 at 18:27 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 403 090 km (250 469 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 271 km (252 445 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 12 August 2006 at 01:31 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2006 at 21:34 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 18 August 2006 at 19:43 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.645°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.705° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.