Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 18 August 2018 at 07:49.
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 ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2018 after 1 day on 26 August 2018 at 11:56.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 230 of Meeus index or 1183 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠11.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28°.
1 day after point of apogee on 23 August 2018 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 September 2018 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 405 276 km (251 827 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 355 km (224 536 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 04:51 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 6 September 2018 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 22 August 2018 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.773°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.837° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 September 2018 at 06:56 in ♋ Cancer.
In 1 day on 26 August 2018 at 11:56 in ♓ Pisces 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.