Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.
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 ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2020 after 23 days on 2 September 2020 at 05:22.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 13:51. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 404 658 km (251 443 mi) away from Earth. It is 750 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 051 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 August 2020 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.087°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.152° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 August 2020 at 20:40 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 19 August 2020 at 02:41 in ♌ Leo 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.