Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2012 after 15 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.
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 22:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 159 of Meeus index or 1112 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes is the length of new lunation 159. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 160 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠6.8°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 1 November 2012 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 364 550 km (226 521 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 361 km (222 054 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 31 October 2012 at 10:36 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2012 at 04:37 in ♏ Scorpio.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2012 at 08:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.920°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.914° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.