The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 6 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Lunation length shorter than mean
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
Lunar orbit details for
True anomaly ∠332.7°
The true anomaly of the Moon orbit is ∠332.7° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.5°.
Moon before perigee
10 days since point of apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces 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 13 July 2010 at 11:21 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 369 293 km(229 468 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 116 km(224 387 mi).
Moon in descending node
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:30 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 12 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 24 July 2010 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day since the last northern standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.043° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.034° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2010 at 11:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.