Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 17 August 2048 at 00:32.
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 first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 4 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 601 of Meeus index or 1554 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 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 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠240.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠276°.
14 days after point of apogee on 4 August 2048 at 17:05 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 20 August 2048 at 12:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 509 km (225 874 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 147 km (227 513 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 04:55 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 1 September 2048 at 16:14 in ♊ Gemini.
At 04:55 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 18 August 2048 at 16:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.557°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.449° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 September 2048 at 03:54 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07 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.