Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 1 October 2020 at 21:05.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 28 days on 31 October 2020 at 14:49.
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 256 of Meeus index or 1209 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠341.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠357°.
Moon is at apogee at 17:22. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 18 September 2020 at 13:44 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 16 October 2020 at 23:46 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 321 km (252 476 mi) away from Earth. It is 913 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 388 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 23 September 2020 at 12:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2020 at 00:29 in ♊ Gemini.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 24 September 2020 at 19:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.458°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.613° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2020 at 13:07 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 16 October 2020 at 19:31 in ♎ Libra 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.