Moon* ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 September 2023 at 19:32.
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 about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2023 after 1 day on 29 September 2023 at 09:57.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 293 of Meeus index or 1246 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2023. 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 3 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 01:05. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 12 September 2023 at 15:42 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 10 October 2023 at 03:41 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 359 911 km (223 638 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 597 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 445 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after descending node on 17 September 2023 at 19:18 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 September 2023 at 16:49 in ♈ Aries.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2023 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.254°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.294° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 October 2023 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 29 September 2023 at 09:57 in ♈ Aries 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.