Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1894".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2079.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 984 of Meeus index or 1937 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 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 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠50.5°.
5 days after point of apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 23 August 2079 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 391 608 km (243 334 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 372 km (227 653 mi).
10 days after descending node on 3 August 2079 at 04:34 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 August 2079 at 13:43 in ♈ Aries.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.063°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.160° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 August 2079 at 14:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.