Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 1 December 2066 at 19:16.
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 ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 27 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41.
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 827 of Meeus index or 1780 from Brown series.
Length of current 827 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 12 minutes. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 828 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 37 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.7°. 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°).
15 days after point of perigee on 19 November 2066 at 10:44 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 December 2066 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 427 km (251 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 855 km (252 187 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 3 December 2066 at 11:04 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2066 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 December 2066 at 12:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.924°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.934° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2066 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 17 December 2066 at 00:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.