Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2020 after 15 days on 30 December 2020 at 03:28.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 259 of Meeus index or 1212 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
The true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 12 December 2020 at 20:42 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 24 December 2020 at 16:32 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 368 825 km (229 177 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 010 km (251 662 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 11:03 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 28 December 2020 at 15:03 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 3 December 2020 at 01:22 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.882°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.879° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 December 2020 at 22:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.