Crescent ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 October 2071 at 07:30.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2071 after 18 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 887 of Meeus index or 1840 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠40.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67.5°.
2 days after point of perigee on 18 October 2071 at 05:18 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 369 707 km (229 725 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 279 km (251 207 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 21:10 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 4 November 2071 at 02:46 in ♓ Pisces.
At 21:10 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 14 October 2071 at 18:01 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.195°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.256° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 October 2071 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 23 October 2071 at 04:49 in ♎ Libra 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.