Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2012 after 14 days on 31 August 2012 at 13:58.
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 15:54 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 156 of Meeus index or 1109 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 24 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 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠283.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.9°.
7 days after point of apogee on 10 August 2012 at 10:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 August 2012 at 19:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 384 688 km (239 034 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 731 km (229 740 mi).
6 days after descending node on 11 August 2012 at 00:04 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 August 2012 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 12 August 2012 at 09:47 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.492°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.379° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 August 2012 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.