Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 16 September 2018 at 23:15.
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 passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2018 after 3 days on 25 September 2018 at 02:53.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 231 of Meeus index or 1184 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 30 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 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠28°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.6°.
1 day after point of apogee on 20 September 2018 at 00:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 October 2018 at 22:29 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 404 850 km (251 562 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 396 km (227 668 mi).
1 day after descending node on 20 September 2018 at 09:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 October 2018 at 03:10 in ♌ Leo.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 18 September 2018 at 09:35 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.909°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.037° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 October 2018 at 13:03 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 days on 25 September 2018 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries 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.