Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 July 2010 at 19:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2010 after 12 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 130 of Meeus index or 1083 from Brown series.
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 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 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 11:21. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 361 116 km (224 387 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 392 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 240 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 11 July 2010 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 July 2010 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous 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 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.034° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2010 at 11:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 26 July 2010 at 01:37 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.