Moon ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 28 July 2009 at 22:00.
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 ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2009 after 1 day on 6 August 2009 at 00:55.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠4.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 00:42. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 21 July 2009 at 20:16 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 19 August 2009 at 04:53 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 027 km (252 293 mi) away from Earth. It is 619 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 682 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 21:42 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 18 August 2009 at 14:06 in ♋ Cancer.
At 21:42 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2009 at 13:28 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.478°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.442° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 August 2009 at 21:54 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 6 August 2009 at 00:55 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.