Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2012 after 14 days on 28 December 2012 at 10:21.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 08:42 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 160 of Meeus index or 1113 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 34 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 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠6.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠23.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 12 December 2012 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 December 2012 at 21:19 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 363 834 km (226 076 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 101 km (252 339 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 11 December 2012 at 15:57 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 December 2012 at 22:27 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 03:48 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.926°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.927° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 26 December 2012 at 21:24.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.