Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 28 November 2088 at 14:18.
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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2088 after 28 days on 28 December 2088 at 00:57.
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 1099 of Meeus index or 2052 from Brown series.
Length of current 1099 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 1100 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠160.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:53, this is 12 days after last apogee on 17 November 2088 at 14:57 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 December 2088 at 03:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 079 km (223 121 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 429 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 277 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 25 November 2088 at 20:19 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 December 2088 at 11:52 in ♎ Libra.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.926°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.960° in its southern standstill point on 13 December 2088 at 04:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 13 December 2088 at 00:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.