Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1892".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2017.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
4 days after point of apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 396 418 km (246 323 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 129 km (227 502 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.393°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.381° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.