Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.
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 ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2018 after 28 days on 22 December 2018 at 17:49.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
9 days after point of apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 26 November 2018 at 12:10 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 371 143 km (230 618 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 623 km (227 809 mi).
10 days after descending node on 13 November 2018 at 14:04 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠21.485° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 November 2018 at 01:48 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 7 December 2018 at 07:20 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.