Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 22 November 2056 at 06:12.
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 about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2056 after 26 days on 22 December 2056 at 01:34.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 703 of Meeus index or 1656 from Brown series.
Length of current 703 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 704 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠353.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠9.2°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 21 November 2056 at 23:18 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2056 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 400 086 km (248 602 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 324 km (222 031 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 19:20 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 8 December 2056 at 17:42 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 19:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 17:50 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.815°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.839° in its southern standstill point on 8 December 2056 at 17:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 6 December 2056 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.