Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 7 August 2019 at 17:31.
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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2019 after 2 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
11 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2019 at 07:08 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 399 445 km (248 204 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 244 km (252 428 mi).
1 day after descending node on 12 August 2019 at 14:45 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2019 at 01:50 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.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 August 2019 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.399°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.473° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 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.