Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2008 after 15 days on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.
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 08:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 108 of Meeus index or 1061 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 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 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠98.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠133.4°.
9 days after point of perigee on 20 September 2008 at 03:17 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 October 2008 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 390 580 km (242 695 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 716 km (251 479 mi).
3 days after descending node on 25 September 2008 at 16:20 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2008 at 00:38 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 21 September 2008 at 18:30 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.476°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.370° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2008 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.