Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 2 December 2011 at 09:52.
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 ∠11° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 3 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 147 of Meeus index or 1100 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 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 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠42.1°.
1 day after point of apogee on 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 December 2011 at 02:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 404 972 km (251 638 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 801 km (226 677 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 December 2011 at 07:04 in ♊ Gemini.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 26 November 2011 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.552°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.554° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 December 2011 at 13:37 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36 in ♊ Gemini 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.