Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 17 September 2022 at 21:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2022 after 17 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 280 of Meeus index or 1233 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 43 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 53 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠230.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠265.5°.
2 days after point of apogee on 19 September 2022 at 14:44 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 401 862 km (249 705 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 335 km (229 494 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 14 September 2022 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 September 2022 at 23:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 18 September 2022 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.316°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.411° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 25 September 2022 at 21:54 in ♍ Virgo 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.