Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 1 October 2010 at 03:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 17 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.4°.
14 days after point of apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 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 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 453 km (223 354 mi).
4 days after descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.555°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.457° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 7 October 2010 at 18:44 in ♎ Libra 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.