Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2015 after 13 days on 25 December 2015 at 11:11.
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 10:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 197 of Meeus index or 1150 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 53 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 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠255.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠292.2°.
5 days after point of apogee on 5 December 2015 at 14:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 December 2015 at 08:53 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 391 392 km (243 200 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 418 km (228 924 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 4 December 2015 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2015 at 15:13 in ♓ Pisces.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 27 November 2015 at 20:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.384°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.438° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 December 2015 at 08:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.