Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 18 November 2017 at 11:42.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2017 after 11 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 221 of Meeus index or 1174 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. It is 59 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 6 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠147°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠173.3°.
1 day after point of apogee on 21 November 2017 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 December 2017 at 08:42 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 964 km (251 633 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 496 km (222 138 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 10 November 2017 at 22:40 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 November 2017 at 08:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 02:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.959°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.015° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 5 December 2017 at 11:43.
In 11 days on 3 December 2017 at 15:47 in ♊ Gemini 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.