Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 November 2022 at 22:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 12 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 283 of Meeus index or 1236 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. It is 44 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠325.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠344.3°.
11 days after point of apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer. 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 26 November 2022 at 01:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 365 986 km (227 413 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 826 km (225 450 mi).
2 days after descending node on 22 November 2022 at 16:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 December 2022 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 12 November 2022 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.497°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.471° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2022 at 08:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08 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.