Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 December 2076 at 11:35.
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 first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2077 after 28 days on 9 January 2077 at 04:37.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 951 of Meeus index or 1904 from Brown series.
Length of current 951 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than next lunation 952 length.
Length of current synodic month is 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠290.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠319.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 1 December 2076 at 16:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 December 2076 at 20:13 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 393 472 km (244 492 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 712 km (251 476 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 10 December 2076 at 07:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 December 2076 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2076 at 01:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.107°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.101° in the next northern standstill on 12 December 2076 at 04:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 14 days on 26 December 2076 at 00:53 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.