Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 19 November 2008 at 21:31.
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 ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 16 days on 12 December 2008 at 16:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
12 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 401 601 km (249 543 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
7 days after descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 December 2008 at 04:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days 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 2 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 1 day 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.