Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 August 2020 at 17:58.
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 passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2020 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 255 of Meeus index or 1208 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2020. It is 12 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 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.2°.
7 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2020 at 10:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 September 2020 at 06:31 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 378 574 km (235 235 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 606 km (252 032 mi).
1 day after descending node on 27 August 2020 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 10 September 2020 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 14:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.219°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.353° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 September 2020 at 05:25.
In 4 days on 2 September 2020 at 05:22 in ♓ Pisces 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.