December 8th, 2017, 9:50 a.m. local time
My location was quite different from where I photographed the Moon last night. The venue changed from the evening darkness of my yard to the bright, expansive view from my place of work. In nearly twelve hours, the Moon traveled across sky via its elliptic, and was now settling into the West. All this time, the Moon gradually crept closer East towards the Sun, even though the general movement direction is East-to-West.
Notice the Moon high in the middle, with the approaching clouds from the Northwest.
This picture was taken with my smartphone and edited for some minor post-processing.