Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 25 November 2015 at 22:44.
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 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2015 after 27 days on 25 December 2015 at 11:11.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
3 days after point of perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 December 2015 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 377 837 km (234 777 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 800 km (251 531 mi).
5 days after descending node on 21 November 2015 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 December 2015 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 20:13 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.384°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.438° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 12 December 2015 at 08:15.
In 13 days on 11 December 2015 at 10:29 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.