Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 16 October 2096 at 06:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2096 after 12 days on 31 October 2096 at 11:16.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1197 of Meeus index or 2150 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 5 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.7°.
14 days after point of perigee on 4 October 2096 at 00:44 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 October 2096 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 405 040 km (251 680 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 935 km (252 236 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:16 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 November 2096 at 07:19 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 8 October 2096 at 03:20 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.877°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.956° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 October 2096 at 13:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 31 October 2096 at 11:16 in ♉ Taurus 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.