Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 21 October 2008 at 11:55.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 November 2008 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 370 378 km (230 142 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 723 km (252 105 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 18:00 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 19 October 2008 at 00:21 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.270°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.155° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 November 2008 at 20:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 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.