Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 16 November 2081 at 13:19.
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 ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2081 after 25 days on 16 December 2081 at 04:31.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1012 of Meeus index or 1965 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 20 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 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠29.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠52.5°.
9 days after point of apogee on 11 November 2081 at 04:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 November 2081 at 03:46 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 375 909 km (233 579 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 156 km (228 140 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 10 November 2081 at 15:13 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 November 2081 at 11:52 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 19 November 2081 at 01:19 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.201°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.151° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 December 2081 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 10 days on 30 November 2081 at 14:36 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.