Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 13 November 2010 at 16:39.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2010 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 398 679 km (247 728 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 439 km (229 559 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2010 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.281°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.238° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 November 2010 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 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.