Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 26 October 2011 at 19:56.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2011 after 12 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour 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 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.6°.
2 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2011 at 12:26 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 369 649 km (229 689 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 177 km (252 387 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:59 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini.
At 14:59 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 20:17 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-22.609°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠22.558° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 13 November 2011 at 07:23.
In 12 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16 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.