Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 13 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.
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 21:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289.3°.
6 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 389 871 km (242 255 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 871 km (228 584 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.517°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.