Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 4 August 2024 at 11:13.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 304 of Meeus index or 1257 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.
13 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 402 973 km (250 396 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 298 km (251 841 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.455°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.546° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 August 2024 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26 in ♒ Aquarius 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.