Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 29 September 2008 at 08:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2008 after 9 days on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 108 of Meeus index or 1061 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 39 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 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠98.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠133.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 10:34. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 20 September 2008 at 03:17 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 17 October 2008 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 716 km (251 479 mi) away from Earth. It is 692 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 993 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 25 September 2008 at 16:20 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 October 2008 at 00:38 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 14:05 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.370°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.270° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 19 October 2008 at 00:21.
In 9 days on 14 October 2008 at 20:03 in ♈ Aries 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.