Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 September 2008 at 14:04.
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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2008 after 4 days on 15 September 2008 at 09:13.
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 107 of Meeus index or 1060 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 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 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠64.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠98.7°.
2 days after point of apogee on 7 September 2008 at 14:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 20 September 2008 at 03:17 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 401 583 km (249 532 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 890 km (229 218 mi).
12 days after descending node on 29 August 2008 at 10:30 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2008 at 18:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 8 September 2008 at 06:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.550°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.476° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 September 2008 at 18:30 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 15 September 2008 at 09:13 in ♓ Pisces 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.