Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 7 October 2010 at 18:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 10 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.
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 133 of Meeus index or 1086 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 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 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.7°.
5 days after point of perigee on 6 October 2010 at 13:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 386 582 km (240 211 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 433 km (251 924 mi).
11 days after descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 07:49 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.457°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.337° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 26 October 2010 at 22:36.
In 10 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36 in ♈ Aries 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.