Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 5 October 2017 at 18:40.
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 ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 23 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 219 of Meeus index or 1172 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 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 ∠79°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠114.6°.
2 days after point of perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 485 km (225 859 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 151 km (251 749 mi).
9 days after descending node on 2 October 2017 at 02:05 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 October 2017 at 22:10 in ♌ Leo.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 18:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.616°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.741° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 25 October 2017 at 18:13.
In 8 days on 19 October 2017 at 19:12 in ♎ Libra 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.