Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 11 November 2002 at 20:52.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2002 after 2 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠14°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32.1°.
1 day after point of apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 December 2002 at 08:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 405 332 km (251 862 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 294 km (225 119 mi).
10 days after descending node on 6 November 2002 at 15:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 November 2002 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2002 at 20:35 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.781°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.812° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 November 2002 at 12:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 20 November 2002 at 01:34 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.