Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 31 July 2034 at 05:54.
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 ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2034 after 26 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 427 of Meeus index or 1380 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 38 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 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠45.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.9°.
9 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2034 at 17:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 August 2034 at 08:24 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 372 720 km (231 597 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 503 km (229 599 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 16:44 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 16 August 2034 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 28 July 2034 at 08:38 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.336°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.276° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 August 2034 at 13:32 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 days on 14 August 2034 at 03:53 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.