Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 6 November 2010 at 04:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67°.
4 days after point of perigee on 3 November 2010 at 17:22 in ♎ Libra. 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 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 383 437 km (238 257 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 634 km (251 428 mi).
11 days after descending node on 28 October 2010 at 03:15 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 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 16:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.281°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.238° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 23 November 2010 at 04:24.
In 13 days on 21 November 2010 at 17:27 in ♉ Taurus 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.