Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 7 November 2071 at 18:47.
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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2071 after 25 days on 7 December 2071 at 06:57.
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 888 of Meeus index or 1841 from Brown series.
Length of current 888 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 10 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 889 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠102.9°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 30 October 2071 at 19:30 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 November 2071 at 01:07 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 365 777 km (227 283 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 535 km (228 997 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 4 November 2071 at 02:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 November 2071 at 01:15 in ♍ Virgo.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 00:34 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.336°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.413° in its southern standstill point on 24 November 2071 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 10 days on 21 November 2071 at 18:59 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.