Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 13 November 2008 at 06:17.
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 about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 26 days on 12 December 2008 at 16:37.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
2 days after point of perigee on 14 November 2008 at 09:59 in ♊ Gemini. 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 29 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 919 km (226 129 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 6 November 2008 at 03:34 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 November 2008 at 08:19 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.088°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.025° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 November 2008 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 27 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♏ Scorpio 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.