Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 August 2081 at 01:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2081 after 12 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1009 of Meeus index or 1962 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2081. It is 44 minutes shorter 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 5 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠341.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠357.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 03:56. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 21 August 2081 at 05:57 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 262 km (223 235 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 246 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 094 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 24 July 2081 at 18:52 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 August 2081 at 04:49 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2081 at 22:18 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.454°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.500° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 August 2081 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15 in ♒ Aquarius 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.