Crescent ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 September 2020 at 11:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 13 days on 1 October 2020 at 21:05.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 256 of Meeus index or 1209 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 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 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠357°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:44. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 6 September 2020 at 06:31 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 3 October 2020 at 17:22 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 359 081 km (223 123 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 427 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 275 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 10 September 2020 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 September 2020 at 12:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2020 at 05:25 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.353°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.458° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 September 2020 at 19:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 1 October 2020 at 21:05 in ♈ Aries 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.