Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 25 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 216 of Meeus index or 1169 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 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 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠11°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.9°.
7 days after point of apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 385 657 km (239 636 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 238 km (224 463 mi).
1 day after descending node on 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.440°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.413° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 23 July 2017 at 09:46 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.