Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2016 after 14 days on 16 October 2016 at 04:23.
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 00:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 207 of Meeus index or 1160 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠144.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠170.6°.
12 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2016 at 17:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 October 2016 at 11:02 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 402 338 km (250 001 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 100 km (252 339 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 28 September 2016 at 22:06 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2016 at 09:43 in ♓ Pisces.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2016 at 16:44 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.475°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.546° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 October 2016 at 06:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.