Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 ∠24° 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 26 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 18 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:41, this is 15 days after last perigee on 19 November 2066 at 10:44 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 20 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2066 at 09:01 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 855 km (252 187 mi) away from Earth. It is 447 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 854 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2066 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 2 December 2066 at 12:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.924°. Next 11 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 11 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.