Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1949".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2011.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°.
4 days 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 December 2011 at 02:56 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 397 991 km (247 300 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 801 km (226 677 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 07:04 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 23 December 2011 at 11:36 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 13:37 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.554°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2011. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.554° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 23 December 2011 at 17:25.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.