Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 7 October 2008 at 09:04.
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 passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2008 after 4 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°.
5 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2008 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 October 2008 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 392 954 km (244 170 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 828 km (226 072 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 00:38 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 22 October 2008 at 18:00 in ♌ Leo.
At 00:38 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
4 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2008 at 14:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.370°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.270° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 October 2008 at 00:21 in ♋ Cancer.
In 4 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.