Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 9 August 2025 at 07:55.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 24 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09.
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 316 of Meeus index or 1269 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 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 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠60.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93°.
Moon is at perigee at 18:01. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 1 August 2025 at 20:37 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 369 287 km (229 464 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 779 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 069 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 11 August 2025 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 5 August 2025 at 13:37 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.534°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.585° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 August 2025 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 23 August 2025 at 06:06 in ♍ Virgo 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.