Quarter* ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 7 November 2018 at 16:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 8 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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 233 of Meeus index or 1186 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 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 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠116.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 15:57. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 31 October 2018 at 20:05 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 26 November 2018 at 12:10 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 404 341 km (251 246 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 067 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 368 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 13 November 2018 at 14:04 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 12 November 2018 at 02:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.401°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.485° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 November 2018 at 01:48 in ♋ Cancer.
In 8 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39 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.