Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 16 December 2068 at 14:11.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2069 after 16 days on 7 January 2069 at 13:43.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 852 of Meeus index or 1805 from Brown series.
Length of current 852 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 853 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠241.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠279.4°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 17 December 2068 at 15:04 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 23 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 January 2069 at 12:33 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 395 029 km (245 460 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 23 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 393 km (251 278 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 21 December 2068 at 08:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 January 2069 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 9 December 2068 at 01:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.669°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.663° in the next southern standstill on 23 December 2068 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 24 December 2068 at 13:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.