Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 24 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 20 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°.
2 days after point of perigee on 17 October 2008 at 06:06 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 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 November 2008 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 498 km (225 867 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 723 km (252 105 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 10 October 2008 at 00:38 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 October 2008 at 18:00 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 00:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.270°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.155° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 1 November 2008 at 20:56.
In 9 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.