Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2018 after 15 days on 22 December 2018 at 17:49.
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 07:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 234 of Meeus index or 1187 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 5 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠116.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149.4°.
10 days after point of perigee on 26 November 2018 at 12:10 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 December 2018 at 12:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 395 411 km (245 697 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 177 km (251 765 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 December 2018 at 17:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 26 November 2018 at 01:48 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.485°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-21.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 December 2018 at 11:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.