Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 December 2006 at 14:32.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2007 after 17 days on 3 January 2007 at 13:57.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 85 of Meeus index or 1038 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠238.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠276.5°.
3 days after point of apogee on 13 December 2006 at 18:55 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 December 2006 at 01:48 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 399 307 km (248 118 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 321 km (230 107 mi).
4 days after descending node on 12 December 2006 at 15:19 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2006 at 10:36 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 6 December 2006 at 03:33 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.402°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.378° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 December 2006 at 13:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 20 December 2006 at 14:01 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.