Quarter ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2011 after 23 days on 13 August 2011 at 18:58.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 142 of Meeus index or 1095 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 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 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠283.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 22:46. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 2 August 2011 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 358 km (251 256 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 050 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 351 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 13 July 2011 at 02:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 12 July 2011 at 16:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.383°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.333° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 July 2011 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 30 July 2011 at 18:40 in ♌ Leo 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.