Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2010.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:51. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 10 August 2010 at 17:56 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 8 September 2010 at 04:00 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 390 km (252 519 mi) away from Earth. It is 982 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 319 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 20 August 2010 at 12:13 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 4 September 2010 at 00:16 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 18 August 2010 at 17:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.929°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.807° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 September 2010 at 11:20 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.