Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2012 after 14 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.
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 22:08 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 159 of Meeus index or 1112 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 28 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 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠351.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠6.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 10:21. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 1 November 2012 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 28 November 2012 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 357 361 km (222 054 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 147 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 995 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 04:37 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 27 November 2012 at 17:05 in ♉ Taurus.
At 04:37 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
12 days since the previous standstill on 2 November 2012 at 08:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.920°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-20.914° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.