Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2040 after 14 days on 18 December 2040 at 12:16.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 07:33 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 506 of Meeus index or 1459 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour 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 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠323.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.7°.
9 days after point of apogee on 24 November 2040 at 19:12 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 December 2040 at 13:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 370 938 km (230 490 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 352 km (225 776 mi).
1 day after descending node on 3 December 2040 at 01:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 15 December 2040 at 21:13 in ♉ Taurus.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 22 November 2040 at 02:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.813°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.791° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2040 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.