Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 15 August 2021 at 15:20.
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 first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 2 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 267 of Meeus index or 1220 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 48 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 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠264.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠297.8°.
3 days after point of perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 August 2021 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 372 656 km (231 558 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 100 km (251 096 mi).
3 days after descending node on 16 August 2021 at 16:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2021 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 18 August 2021 at 22:24 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.761°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.868° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02 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.