Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 21 August 2053 at 04:27.
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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2053 after 4 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53.
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 663 of Meeus index or 1616 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 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 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 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 ∠23.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠43.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 18:27. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 12 August 2053 at 14:58 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 9 September 2053 at 15:22 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 238 km (251 803 mi) away from Earth. It is 170 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 471 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 15 August 2053 at 17:54 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 August 2053 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 02:41 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.341°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.322° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 7 September 2053 at 03:16.
In 4 days on 29 August 2053 at 07:53 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.