Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 27 days on 12 December 2008 at 16:37.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 109 of Meeus index or 1062 from Brown series.
Length of current 109 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 110 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 363 297 km (225 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 08:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.088°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.025° in its southern standstill point on 29 November 2008 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 27 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.