Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2040 after 13 days on 18 November 2040 at 19:06.
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 18:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 505 of Meeus index or 1458 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes is the length of new lunation 505. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes longer than next lunation 506 length.
Length of current synodic month is 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠297°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 27 October 2040 at 22:34 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 November 2040 at 06:17 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 377 003 km (234 259 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 784 km (229 152 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 15:13 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 18 November 2040 at 14:37 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 25 October 2040 at 18:35 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.789°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.814° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2040 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.