Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2008 after 9 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 5 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 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 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠133.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠161.9°.
1 day after point of apogee on 2 November 2008 at 04:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 251 km (251 190 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 973 km (223 055 mi).
11 days after descending node on 22 October 2008 at 18:00 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 1 November 2008 at 20:56 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.155°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.088° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17 in ♉ Taurus 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.