Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 15 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.
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 16:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 233 of Meeus index or 1186 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 233. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than next lunation 234 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠79.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠116.6°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 31 October 2018 at 20:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 384 319 km (238 805 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 341 km (251 246 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 31 October 2018 at 03:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 November 2018 at 14:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 29 October 2018 at 18:34 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.292°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.401° in the next southern standstill on 12 November 2018 at 02:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.