Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2012 after 14 days on 29 October 2012 at 19:50.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 158 of Meeus index or 1111 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 29 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠334.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠351.3°.
10 days after point of apogee on 5 October 2012 at 00:43 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 October 2012 at 01:02 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 367 955 km (228 637 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 673 km (224 112 mi).
11 days after descending node on 4 October 2012 at 05:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 October 2012 at 18:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 6 October 2012 at 01:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.024°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.964° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 October 2012 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.