Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 19 November 2015 at 06:27.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 4 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 196 of Meeus index or 1149 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠220.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.6°.
13 days after point of apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 363 632 km (225 950 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 818 km (225 445 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♓ Pisces at 13:56 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 4 December 2015 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.331°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.384° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 November 2015 at 20:13 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44 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.