Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 24 October 2018 at 16:45.
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 ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 24 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.
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 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠49.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠79.7°.
11 days after point of apogee on 17 October 2018 at 19:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 31 October 2018 at 20:05 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 366 230 km (227 565 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 201 km (230 032 mi).
11 days after descending node on 17 October 2018 at 12:03 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 October 2018 at 03:46 in ♌ Leo.
25 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 18:34 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.292°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-21.401° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 12 November 2018 at 02:21.
In 9 days on 7 November 2018 at 16:02 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.