Moon ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 11 December 2021 at 01:36.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2021 after 1 day on 19 December 2021 at 04:36.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 271 of Meeus index or 1224 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. It is 23 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 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠358.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠13.9°.
13 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2021 at 10:01 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 December 2021 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 405 222 km (251 793 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 322 km (252 477 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 00:12 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 31 December 2021 at 01:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 00:12 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days since the previous standstill on 6 December 2021 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.331°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.306° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 December 2021 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer.
In 1 day on 19 December 2021 at 04:36 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.