Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 December 2006 at 14:48.
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 ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2007 after 4 days on 3 January 2007 at 13:57.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠276.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.6°.
2 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2006 at 01:48 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 367 553 km (228 387 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 335 km (251 242 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 26 December 2006 at 10:36 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 20 December 2006 at 13:40 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.378°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.396° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 January 2007 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 3 January 2007 at 13:57 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.