Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 November 2009 at 19:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 122 of Meeus index or 1075 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 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 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠99.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠135.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 20:07. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 4 December 2009 at 14:12 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 736 km (251 491 mi) away from Earth. It is 672 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 973 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 December 2009 at 03:18 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.795°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.772° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 December 2009 at 23:37 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30 in ♊ Gemini 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.