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 ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 209 of Meeus index or 1162 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠194.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠223.4°.
1 day after point of perigee on 12 December 2016 at 23:27 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 December 2016 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 367 032 km (228 063 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 870 km (252 196 mi).
7 days after descending node on 6 December 2016 at 17:35 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 December 2016 at 04:46 in ♍ Virgo.
22 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 21:43 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.937°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2016. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.958° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 29 December 2016 at 03:30.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.