Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 July 2020 at 17:33.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 12 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
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 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 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 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠322.3°.
9 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 372 004 km (231 153 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 367 km (228 893 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 19 July 2020 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.069°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.087° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59 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.