Moon ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 17 December 2007 at 10:17.
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 ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2007 after 1 day on 24 December 2007 at 01:16.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 98 of Meeus index or 1051 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 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 5 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠209.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠242.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 10:11. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 6 December 2007 at 16:54 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 3 January 2008 at 08:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 360 817 km (224 201 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 691 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 539 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after ascending node on 15 December 2007 at 13:15 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 December 2007 at 02:57 in ♌ Leo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 10 December 2007 at 09:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.906°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠27.918° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 December 2007 at 14:26 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 24 December 2007 at 01:16 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.