Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2007 after 14 days on 3 January 2007 at 13:57.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 86 of Meeus index or 1039 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 46 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 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠276.5°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.6°.
6 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 28 December 2006 at 01:48 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 386 760 km (240 322 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 321 km (230 107 mi).
7 days after descending node on 12 December 2006 at 15:19 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2006 at 10:36 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 13:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.378°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2006. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.396° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 2 January 2007 at 11:57.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.