Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 15 August 2019 at 12:29.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 27 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee at 10:50. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 2 August 2019 at 07:08 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 406 244 km (252 428 mi) away from Earth. It is 836 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 465 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 12 August 2019 at 14:45 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 August 2019 at 01:50 in ♋ Cancer.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days 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 9 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 12 days on 30 August 2019 at 10:37 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.