Gibbous ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 22 October 2023 at 03:29.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2023 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 294 of Meeus index or 1247 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 2 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠232.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 02:53. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 10 October 2023 at 03:41 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 6 November 2023 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 364 873 km (226 722 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 365 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 483 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after descending node on 15 October 2023 at 01:11 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 October 2023 at 03:14 in ♈ Aries.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2023 at 09:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.305°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 November 2023 at 05:12 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 28 October 2023 at 20:24 in ♈ Aries 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.