Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2016 after 14 days on 14 November 2016 at 13:52.
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 17:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 208 of Meeus index or 1161 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2016. It is 5 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 5 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠170.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠194.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 19:29. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 16 October 2016 at 23:36 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 14 November 2016 at 11:23 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 660 km (252 687 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2016. It is 1 252 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 49 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 26 October 2016 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 November 2016 at 15:57 in ♓ Pisces.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2016 at 23:38 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.619°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.737° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 November 2016 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.