Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 8 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 6 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°.
2 days after point of perigee on 11 October 2048 at 04:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 October 2048 at 01:59 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 363 543 km (225 895 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 996 km (251 653 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 October 2048 at 21:25 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.082°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.990° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 October 2048 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 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.