Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 7 October 2048 at 17:45.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1923".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 10 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 603 of Meeus index or 1556 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 minute 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 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠307.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 04:52. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 29 September 2048 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 366 937 km (228 004 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 429 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 419 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 28 September 2048 at 18:16 in ♊ Gemini. 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 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 28 September 2048 at 11:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.189°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-23.082° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 10 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25 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.