Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2008 after 14 days on 12 December 2008 at 16:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 110 of Meeus index or 1063 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 28 minutes. It is 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠186.6°.
14 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 November 2008 at 16:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 405 109 km (251 723 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 480 km (252 575 mi).
9 days after descending node on 18 November 2008 at 18:37 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 December 2008 at 04:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.025° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 November 2008 at 02:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.