Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 September 2017 at 06:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2017 after 20 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 218 of Meeus index or 1171 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 42 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 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠49.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79°.
1 day after point of perigee on 13 September 2017 at 16:04 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 September 2017 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 365 678 km (227 222 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 342 km (251 246 mi).
10 days after descending node on 4 September 2017 at 18:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 September 2017 at 18:28 in ♌ Leo.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 14 September 2017 at 13:00 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.438°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.516° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 September 2017 at 10:06 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 days on 20 September 2017 at 05:30 in ♍ Virgo 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.