Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.
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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 26 days on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 22 of Meeus index or 975 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 17 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠30.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.5°.
8 days after point of apogee on 26 October 2001 at 20:12 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 November 2001 at 17:37 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 378 690 km (235 307 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 259 km (228 204 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 23:58 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 17 November 2001 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 23:58 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 days since the previous standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.041°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.154° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 November 2001 at 00:19 in ♋ Cancer.
In 10 days on 15 November 2001 at 06:40 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.