Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 19 November 2015 at 06:27.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2015 after 2 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.
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 196 of Meeus index or 1149 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠220.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 20:06. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 7 November 2015 at 21:48 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 5 December 2015 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 362 818 km (225 445 mi) away from Earth. It is 310 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 538 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 21 November 2015 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 December 2015 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 15 November 2015 at 00:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.331°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.384° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 November 2015 at 20:13 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 25 November 2015 at 22:44 in ♉ Taurus 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.