Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 October 2012 at 12:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2012 after 13 days on 29 October 2012 at 19:50.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠334.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠351.3°.
11 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 365 272 km (226 969 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).
12 days after descending node on 4 October 2012 at 05:15 in ♉ Taurus. 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 17 October 2012 at 18:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.964° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 October 2012 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 29 October 2012 at 19:50 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.