Moon* ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 July 2020 at 23:29.
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 ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 15 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.9°.
6 days after point of apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 385 898 km (239 786 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 367 km (228 893 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 11:51 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.069°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.087° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 1 August 2020 at 08:47.
In 1 day on 20 July 2020 at 17:33 in ♋ Cancer 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.