Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2018 after 15 days on 24 October 2018 at 16:45.
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 03:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 232 of Meeus index or 1185 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 3 hours and 3 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 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠49.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79.7°.
3 days after point of perigee on 5 October 2018 at 22:29 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 October 2018 at 19:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 377 439 km (234 530 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 227 km (251 175 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 4 October 2018 at 03:10 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 October 2018 at 12:03 in ♒ Aquarius.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 2 October 2018 at 13:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.037°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.154° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 October 2018 at 17:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.