Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2009 after 14 days on 6 August 2009 at 00:55.
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 02:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 118 of Meeus index or 1071 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 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 17 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 52 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠4.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 21 July 2009 at 20:16 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 August 2009 at 00:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 795 km (226 052 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 027 km (252 293 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 03:47 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 4 August 2009 at 21:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 19 July 2009 at 13:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.477°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.478° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2009 at 13:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.