Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2002 after 14 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34.
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 20:34 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 35 of Meeus index or 988 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 48 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 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠14°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32.1°.
1 day after point of perigee on 4 November 2002 at 00:50 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 366 313 km (227 616 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 795 km (252 149 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 24 October 2002 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 November 2002 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 27 October 2002 at 06:34 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.735°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.781° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 November 2002 at 20:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.