Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 28 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠311.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠332.7°.
11 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 399 357 km (248 149 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 01:19 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.
At 01:19 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.038°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.043° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini.
In 14 days on 11 July 2010 at 19:40 in ♋ Cancer 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.