Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 November 2011 at 20:16.
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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 27 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour 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 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.6°.
4 days after point of apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries. 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 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 396 188 km (246 180 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 692 km (223 502 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 00:35 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 07:23 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.558°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.552° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 26 November 2011 at 06:47.
In 11 days on 25 November 2011 at 06:10 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.