Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 25 November 2011 at 06:10.
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 ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 14 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 147 of Meeus index or 1100 from Brown series.
Length of current 147 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 148 length.
Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠42.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 370 985 km (230 519 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 414 km (251 913 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 01:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 10 December 2011 at 07:04 in ♊ Gemini.
At 01:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 06:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.552°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2011. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.554° in its northern standstill point on 10 December 2011 at 13:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.