Our Moon orbits around the Sun with the Earth and from our perspective on the Earth the Moon appears to circle around the Earth, however in reality the Moon orbits the Sun together with the Earth*.
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The 12.7 day old waxing gibbous Moon reaches perigee this month on Monday October 6th at 9:40 UT (4:40 am CDT). At that time the Moon will more or less be at a distance of 28.4 Earth diameters (362,476 km or 225,232 miles) from the Earth.
Monday evening the waxing gibbous Moon rises about 2 hours after sunset local time.