Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.
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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 27 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.
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 281 of Meeus index or 1234 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer 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 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.9°.
6 days after point of perigee on 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 389 898 km (242 271 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 330 km (251 239 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 21:49 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 26 October 2022 at 06:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 21:49 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
8 days since the previous standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.411°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.473° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 25 October 2022 at 10:49 in ♏ Scorpio 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.