Gibbous ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 8 December 2005 at 09:36.
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 passing about ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 5 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 73 of Meeus index or 1026 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠306.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.9°.
5 days after point of perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 December 2005 at 02:49 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 370 384 km (230 146 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 014 km (251 664 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 04:50 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 24 December 2005 at 10:43 in ♎ Libra.
At 04:50 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 3 December 2005 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.415°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.378° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 December 2005 at 07:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 5 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini 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.