Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 30 July 2017 at 15:23.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 17:55. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 026 km (251 671 mi) away from Earth. It is 382 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 683 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 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 2 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 5 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.