Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.
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 ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 25 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 220 of Meeus index or 1173 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 3 hours and 46 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠114.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠147°.
2 days after point of perigee on 6 November 2017 at 00:09 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 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 939 km (226 141 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 132 km (252 359 mi).
10 days after descending node on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 November 2017 at 22:40 in ♌ Leo.
24 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 01:28 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.848°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.959° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 22 November 2017 at 02:06.
In 9 days on 18 November 2017 at 11:42 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.