Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 September 2009 at 02:16.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2009 after 19 days on 4 October 2009 at 06:10.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.3°.
14 days after point of apogee on 31 August 2009 at 11:04 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 September 2009 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 363 338 km (225 768 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 054 km (226 213 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:56 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 28 September 2009 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2009 at 04:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.289°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.188° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 September 2009 at 04:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 18 September 2009 at 18:44 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.