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 about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2018.
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 234 of Meeus index or 1187 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠116.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149.4°.
10 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2018 at 12:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2018 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 366 484 km (227 723 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 060 km (224 352 mi).
12 days after descending node on 10 December 2018 at 17:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 December 2018 at 11:54 in ♋ Cancer.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 11:48 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.550°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2018. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-21.553° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 5 January 2019 at 18:45.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.