Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 7 August 2078 at 19:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 8 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours 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 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠115.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 20:09. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 178 km (251 145 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 230 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 531 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 22:47 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 28 August 2078 at 09:02 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.132°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.225° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 8 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11 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.