Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 16 July 2078 at 23:48.
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 ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 2 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 971 of Meeus index or 1924 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 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 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠50.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠80.3°.
4 days after point of apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 396 697 km (246 496 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 774 km (229 767 mi).
3 days after descending node on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 23:47 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.072°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.132° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 5 August 2078 at 00:22.
In 2 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07 in ♑ Capricorn 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.