Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 August 2068 at 00:16.
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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 21 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 848 of Meeus index or 1801 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 13 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠133.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠160.5°.
6 days after point of perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 August 2068 at 20:38 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 380 275 km (236 292 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 437 km (252 548 mi).
1 day after descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini. 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 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 14:51 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.140°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.990° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 5 September 2068 at 09:10.
In 6 days on 27 August 2068 at 18:28 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.