Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 31 August 2025 at 06:25.
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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2025 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 317 of Meeus index or 1270 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠93°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠127.7°.
3 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2025 at 15:34 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 September 2025 at 12:09 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 397 871 km (247 226 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 781 km (226 664 mi).
8 days after descending node on 24 August 2025 at 15:41 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 September 2025 at 23:08 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 1 September 2025 at 22:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.623°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.630° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 September 2025 at 21:23 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 7 September 2025 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces 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.