Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 7 December 2018 at 07:20.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2018 after 13 days on 22 December 2018 at 17:49.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠116.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149.4°.
12 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 December 2018 at 12:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 401 988 km (249 784 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 177 km (251 765 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 December 2018 at 17:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 11:12 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.539°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2018. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.550° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 23 December 2018 at 11:48.
In 13 days on 22 December 2018 at 17:49 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.