Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 30 November 2020 at 09:30.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2020 after 27 days on 30 December 2020 at 03:28.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 258 of Meeus index or 1211 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 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 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30.1°.
5 days after point of apogee on 27 November 2020 at 00:29 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 December 2020 at 20:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 394 285 km (244 997 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 777 km (224 798 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 1 December 2020 at 07:46 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 December 2020 at 11:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
14 days since the previous standstill on 18 November 2020 at 11:27 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.856°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.882° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 December 2020 at 01:22 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 14 December 2020 at 16:17 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.