Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 October 2008 at 20:03.
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 first ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 26 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee at 06:06. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 5 October 2008 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 2 November 2008 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This perigee Moon is 363 828 km (226 072 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 320 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 528 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 10 October 2008 at 00:38 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 22 October 2008 at 18:00 in ♌ Leo.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠27.270° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 October 2008 at 00:21 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 28 October 2008 at 23:14 in ♎ Libra 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.