Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 23 December 2066 at 16:07.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2066 after 5 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 828 of Meeus index or 1781 from Brown series.
Length of current 828 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2066. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 829 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 24 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:01, this is 21 days after last apogee on 5 December 2066 at 07:41 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 6 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 January 2067 at 14:49 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 358 544 km (222 789 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 964 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 812 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
9 days after its ascending node on 17 December 2066 at 07:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 December 2066 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2066 at 13:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.934°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.938° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2066 at 18:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 31 December 2066 at 14:41 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.