Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 16 December 2081 at 04:31.
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 ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 28 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1013 of Meeus index or 1966 from Brown series.
Length of current 1013 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 1014 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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠52.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2081 at 00:48 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 378 223 km (235 017 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 264 km (230 071 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 7 December 2081 at 17:00 in ♓ Pisces, 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 21 December 2081 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 16 December 2081 at 08:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.126°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.138° in the next southern standstill on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 30 December 2081 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.