Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 29 September 2023 at 09:57.
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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2023 after 27 days on 28 October 2023 at 20:24.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 293 of Meeus index or 1246 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2023. It is 43 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 3 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.5°.
3 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2023 at 01:05 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 October 2023 at 03:41 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 375 001 km (233 015 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 426 km (251 920 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 30 September 2023 at 16:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 October 2023 at 01:11 in ♎ Libra.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 23 September 2023 at 03:42 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.254°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.294° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 October 2023 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 14 October 2023 at 17:55 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.