Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ∠5° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 24 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 19 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 10:12. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 036 km (251 678 mi) away from Earth. It is 372 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 673 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 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 8 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 10 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.