Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2023 after 14 days on 6 January 2023 at 23:08.
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 10:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 284 of Meeus index or 1237 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2022. It is 23 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 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠344.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠360°.
11 days after point of apogee on 12 December 2022 at 00:30 in ♌ Leo. 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 24 December 2022 at 08:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 365 125 km (226 878 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 270 km (222 619 mi).
3 days after descending node on 20 December 2022 at 01:36 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 January 2023 at 15:25 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.
At 18:18 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.418°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.406° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 6 January 2023 at 03:08.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.