Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.
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 ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 28 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 392 758 km (244 049 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 189 km (226 297 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.457°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.337° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 6 November 2010 at 04:52 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.