Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58.
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 about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2021 after 25 days on 19 December 2021 at 04:36.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 270 of Meeus index or 1223 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 22 minutes shorter 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠342.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.3°.
2 days after point of apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini. 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 4 December 2021 at 10:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 402 096 km (249 851 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 794 km (221 702 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 19 November 2021 at 17:59 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 December 2021 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 November 2021 at 22:43 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.342°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.331° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2021 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 4 December 2021 at 07:43 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.