Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 17 July 2021 at 10:11.
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 ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 3 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 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 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠264.3°.
14 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 550 km (225 899 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 520 km (226 502 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 13:22 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.622°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.643° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 3 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37 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.