Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.
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 first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 23 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 282 of Meeus index or 1235 from Brown series.
Length of current 282 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 283 length.
Length of current synodic month is 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:41, this is 15 days after last perigee on 29 October 2022 at 14:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 November 2022 at 01:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 924 km (251 608 mi) away from Earth. It is 484 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 785 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 8 November 2022 at 06:08 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 November 2022 at 16:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 November 2022 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.497°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.471° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2022 at 08:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 23 November 2022 at 22:57 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.