Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2015 after 28 days on 5 January 2015 at 04:53.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 184 of Meeus index or 1137 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠289.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318°.
9 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 392 799 km (244 074 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 584 km (251 397 mi).
5 days after descending node on 2 December 2014 at 08:32 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 December 2014 at 13:27 in ♎ Libra.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 09:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.660°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.665° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 21 December 2014 at 18:25.
In 14 days on 22 December 2014 at 01:36 in ♑ Capricorn 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.