Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 October 2008 at 23:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 10 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 109 of Meeus index or 1062 from Brown series.
Length of current 109 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 minutes shorter than next lunation 110 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:55, this is 15 days after last perigee on 17 October 2008 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 723 km (252 105 mi) away from Earth. It is 315 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 986 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 22 October 2008 at 18:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 November 2008 at 20:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.155°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.088° in the next northern standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.