Gibbous ♊ Gemini
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 about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1940".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2016.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 208 of Meeus index or 1161 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2016. It is 5 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 5 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠170.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠194.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 11:23. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 31 October 2016 at 19:29 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 27 November 2016 at 20:08 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 356 512 km (221 526 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2016. It is 5 996 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 87 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 9 November 2016 at 15:57 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 22 November 2016 at 02:48 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.
9 days since the previous standstill on 4 November 2016 at 13:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.737°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.814° at the point of next northern standstill on 17 November 2016 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.