Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2009.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 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 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 21:39. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 21 July 2009 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 233 km (252 421 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2009. It is 825 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 476 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 July 2009 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
26 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 5 July 2009 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.460°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.477° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 July 2009 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.