Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 29 October 2006 at 21:25.
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.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 3 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 84 of Meeus index or 1037 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠238.7°.
14 days after point of apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 363 320 km (225 757 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 598 km (224 065 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 06:55 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 15 November 2006 at 13:25 in ♍ Virgo.
At 06:55 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.595°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.531° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58 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.