Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 July 2048 at 18:31.
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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 2 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 600 of Meeus index or 1553 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 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 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠210.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠240.4°.
14 days after point of apogee on 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 July 2048 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 306 km (225 748 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 240 km (224 464 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 23:38 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 5 August 2048 at 13:07 in ♊ Gemini.
At 23:38 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 09:07 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.710°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.656° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 4 August 2048 at 20:01.
In 2 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34 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.