Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 15 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 04:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 134. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 135 length.
Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠67°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 373 968 km (232 373 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 634 km (251 428 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.337°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.281° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.