Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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 ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2068 after 24 days on 9 November 2068 at 11:40.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. It is 4 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 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠183.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠209.1°.
5 days after point of perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 October 2068 at 04:48 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 379 679 km (235 922 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 142 km (252 365 mi).
2 days after descending node on 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 October 2068 at 18:44 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 05:07 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.707°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.659° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 29 October 2068 at 20:53.
In 10 days on 26 October 2068 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio 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.