Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 August 2019 at 03:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2019 after 13 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 07:08. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 398 km (223 320 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 110 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 958 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 30 July 2019 at 17:02 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 August 2019 at 14:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 30 July 2019 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.384°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.399° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 August 2019 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29 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.