Quarter ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 24 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 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 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.3°.
2 days after point of perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 363 546 km (225 897 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 298 km (251 841 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 05:33 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra.
At 05:33 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.404°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.455° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer.
In 8 days on 4 August 2024 at 11:13 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.