Crescent ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 October 2010 at 12:46.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 18 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 17:22. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 364 189 km (226 297 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 681 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 167 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 26 October 2010 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.337°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.281° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 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.