Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2015.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠255.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠292.2°.
4 days after point of perigee on 21 December 2015 at 08:53 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 January 2016 at 11:53 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 379 691 km (235 929 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 279 km (251 207 mi).
6 days after descending node on 18 December 2015 at 15:13 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2015 at 20:19 in ♍ Virgo.
20 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 07:30 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.444°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.420° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 8 January 2016 at 17:56.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.