Crescent ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 September 2015 at 06:41.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2015 after 13 days on 28 September 2015 at 02:50.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 194 of Meeus index or 1147 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 17 minutes shorter 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 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠169.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 11:28. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 30 August 2015 at 15:24 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 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 is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 04:38 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 27 September 2015 at 21:04 in ♓ Pisces.
At 04:38 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous 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.
In 13 days on 28 September 2015 at 02:50 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.