Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2012 after 13 days on 2 August 2012 at 03:27.
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 04:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 155 of Meeus index or 1108 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 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 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠248.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠283.7°.
5 days after point of apogee on 13 July 2012 at 16:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 July 2012 at 08:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 391 647 km (243 358 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 318 km (228 241 mi).
4 days after descending node on 14 July 2012 at 20:55 in ♉ Taurus. 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 28 July 2012 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 16 July 2012 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.665°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.592° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 July 2012 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.