Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2010 after 14 days on 24 August 2010 at 17:05.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 03:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 131 of Meeus index or 1084 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2010. It is 53 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 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠349.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 17:56. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 28 July 2010 at 23:50 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 25 August 2010 at 05:51 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 357 858 km (222 363 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 650 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 498 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 7 August 2010 at 17:24 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 20 August 2010 at 12:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 6 August 2010 at 02:49 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.984°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.929° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 August 2010 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.