Moon ♎ Libra
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2024 after 14 days on 17 October 2024 at 11:26.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 18:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 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 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 19:40. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 18 September 2024 at 13:26 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 517 km (252 598 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2024. It is 1 109 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 192 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 11:52 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 16 October 2024 at 07:05 in ♈ Aries.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 24 September 2024 at 17:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.695°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.684° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 October 2024 at 11:53 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.