Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 26 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
3 days after point of perigee on 26 October 2015 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 376 165 km (233 738 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 724 km (252 105 mi).
5 days after descending node on 25 October 2015 at 07:37 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 November 2015 at 15:53 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 18 October 2015 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.190°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.241° at the point of next northern standstill on 31 October 2015 at 09:02 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 11 November 2015 at 17:47 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.