Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 13 October 2015 at 00:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2015 after 11 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.
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 195 of Meeus index or 1148 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2015. It is 59 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 4 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠192.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠220.3°.
4 days after point of apogee on 11 October 2015 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 October 2015 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 395 621 km (245 827 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 464 km (222 739 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 11 October 2015 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2015 at 07:37 in ♈ Aries.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 3 October 2015 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.140°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.190° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 October 2015 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05 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.