Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2069 after 14 days on 7 January 2069 at 13:43.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 13:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 853 of Meeus index or 1806 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 853. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 854 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. 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°).
6 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 21 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 January 2069 at 12:33 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 386 010 km (239 855 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 21 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 393 km (251 278 mi).
3 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 January 2069 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 December 2068 at 11:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.663°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.637° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2069 at 11:24 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.