Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 July 2017 at 09:46.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 13 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 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 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.5°.
3 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 376 973 km (234 240 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 026 km (251 671 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 00:46 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 00:46 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.413°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.393° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11 in ♒ Aquarius 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.