Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 21 November 2010 at 17:27.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2010 after 27 days on 21 December 2010 at 08:13.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 134 of Meeus index or 1087 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠39.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠67°.
8 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2010 at 11:47 in ♓ Pisces. 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 30 November 2010 at 19:09 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 381 156 km (236 839 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 439 km (229 559 mi).
13 days after ascending node on 9 November 2010 at 20:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 November 2010 at 06:27 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 04:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.238°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2010. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.233° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 6 December 2010 at 02:10.
In 12 days on 5 December 2010 at 17:36 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.