Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2009 after 15 days on 4 September 2009 at 16:03.
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 10:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 119 of Meeus index or 1072 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 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 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠20.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 19 August 2009 at 04:53 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 366 473 km (227 716 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 269 km (251 822 mi).
1 day after descending node on 18 August 2009 at 14:06 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 September 2009 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 15 August 2009 at 21:54 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.442°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.391° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 August 2009 at 20:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.