Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 August 2066 at 20:59.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2066 after 17 days on 4 September 2066 at 01:37.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 823 of Meeus index or 1776 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 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 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠236.4°.
1 day after point of apogee on 16 August 2066 at 05:19 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 September 2066 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 405 010 km (251 662 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 541 km (227 137 mi).
1 day after descending node on 16 August 2066 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2066 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 15 August 2066 at 06:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.625°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.516° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 August 2066 at 07:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 21 August 2066 at 00:50 in ♍ Virgo 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.