The length of this lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes and it is 17 minutes shorter than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Lunation length longer than mean
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
Lunar orbit details for
True anomaly ∠169.3°
The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠169.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.9°.
Moon at apogee
Moon is at apogee at 11:28 about 14 days since last perigee on 30 August 2015 at 15:24 in ♓ Pisces the lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the upcoming 13 days until point of next perigee on 28 September 2015 at 01:46 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 466 km(252 566 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2015. It is 1 058 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 243 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon in ascending node
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 04:38 crossing the ecliptic from South to North. Lunar position remains north of if for the upcoming 13 days until Moon's next descending node later on 27 September 2015 at 21:04 in ♓ Pisces.
7 days since the last northern standstill on 6 September 2015 at 17:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.163° the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.134° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 September 2015 at 12:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.