Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 21 November 2016 at 08:33.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2016 after 15 days on 14 December 2016 at 00:06.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 27 November 2016 at 20:08 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 December 2016 at 23:27 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 405 427 km (251 921 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 463 km (222 739 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 22 November 2016 at 02:48 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 December 2016 at 17:35 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.
11 days since the previous standstill on 17 November 2016 at 09:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.814°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.908° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 December 2016 at 19:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 29 November 2016 at 12:18 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.