Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.
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 ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2007 after 26 days on 24 November 2007 at 14:30.
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 96 of Meeus index or 1049 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter 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 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠159.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠183.8°.
3 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2007 at 11:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 November 2007 at 12:31 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 367 743 km (228 505 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 671 km (252 694 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 November 2007 at 22:09 in ♌ Leo.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 18:09 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.117°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.006° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 13 November 2007 at 04:37.
In 11 days on 9 November 2007 at 23:03 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.