Moon* ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 22 December 2001 at 20:56.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2001 after 1 day on 30 December 2001 at 10:41.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 24 of Meeus index or 977 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠86.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠123.9°.
7 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2001 at 13:02 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 January 2002 at 07:13 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 379 123 km (235 576 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 412 km (227 056 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 14:51 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 11 January 2002 at 11:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 14:51 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
13 days since the previous standstill on 16 December 2001 at 07:51 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.250°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.244° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 December 2001 at 15:40 in ♋ Cancer.
In 1 day on 30 December 2001 at 10:41 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.