Moon* ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 10 July 2023 at 01:48.
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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 16 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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
11 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 399 828 km (248 442 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 291 km (252 458 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 02:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.849°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.924° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 30 July 2023 at 11:13.
In 1 day 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.