Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 November 2009 at 19:14.
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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 26 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 121 of Meeus index or 1074 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 41 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 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 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 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 ∠65.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠99.9°.
10 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2009 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 369 144 km (229 375 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 900 km (229 224 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 25 October 2009 at 08:52 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 7 November 2009 at 23:25 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 15:31 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.856°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.795° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 18 November 2009 at 19:53.
In 11 days on 16 November 2009 at 19:14 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.