Quarter ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46.
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 ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 23 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 602 of Meeus index or 1555 from Brown series.
Length of current 602 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 21 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 603 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠276°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.5°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 15 September 2048 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2048 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 405 274 km (251 826 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 231 km (251 177 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 18:16 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 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
At 11:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.189°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.082° in its southern standstill point on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 7 October 2048 at 17:45 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.