Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 November 2048 at 04:38.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2048 after 12 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 604 of Meeus index or 1557 from Brown series.
Length of current 604 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2048. It is 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 605 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠348.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:21, this is 11 days after last apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 November 2048 at 18:24 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 361 590 km (224 682 mi) away from Earth. It is 918 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 766 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini, 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 8 November 2048 at 12:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.990°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.947° in the next southern standstill on 8 November 2048 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 20 November 2048 at 11:20 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.