Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 27 September 2011 at 11:09.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2011 after 9 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 145 of Meeus index or 1098 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠350.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.
4 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2011 at 01:01 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 October 2011 at 11:43 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 372 008 km (231 155 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 435 km (252 547 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 09:09 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 16 October 2011 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini.
At 09:09 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 11:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.791°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠22.665° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 17 October 2011 at 02:06.
In 9 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06 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.