Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 8 August 2023 at 10:28.
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 ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 18 days on 31 August 2023 at 01:35.
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 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes. It is 56 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 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠179.2°.
10 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2023 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 16 August 2023 at 11:55 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 398 318 km (247 503 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 635 km (252 671 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 7 August 2023 at 02:46 in ♈ Aries. 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 21 August 2023 at 16:23 in ♎ Libra.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 07:39 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.981°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.095° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 26 August 2023 at 20:22.
In 3 days on 16 August 2023 at 09:38 in ♌ Leo 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.