Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
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 ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2012.
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 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠248.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠283.7°.
4 days after point of perigee on 29 July 2012 at 08:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 August 2012 at 10:51 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 379 554 km (235 844 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 125 km (251 112 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 28 July 2012 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 August 2012 at 00:04 in ♊ Gemini.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 29 July 2012 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.592°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.492° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 August 2012 at 09:47 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.