Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 8 August 2008 at 20:20.
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 about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2008 after 5 days on 16 August 2008 at 21:16.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 106 of Meeus index or 1059 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 29 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 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.9°.
1 day after point of apogee on 10 August 2008 at 20:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 August 2008 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 405 411 km (251 911 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 693 km (229 095 mi).
9 days after descending node on 2 August 2008 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo. 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 16 August 2008 at 10:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 22:13 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.611°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.596° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 25 August 2008 at 13:03.
In 5 days on 16 August 2008 at 21:16 in ♒ Aquarius 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.