Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 28 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.
Moon is at perigee at 22:28. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. 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 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 360 151 km (223 787 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 357 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 205 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.840°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.849° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 17 July 2023 at 18:32 in ♋ Cancer 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.