Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 20 November 2023 at 10:50.
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 ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2023 after 2 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 295 of Meeus index or 1248 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 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 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠269.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠303.6°.
2 days after point of perigee on 21 November 2023 at 21:03 in ♓ Pisces. 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 4 December 2023 at 18:42 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 370 187 km (230 024 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 348 km (251 250 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 11:02 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 8 December 2023 at 15:24 in ♎ Libra.
At 11:02 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 16 November 2023 at 14:45 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.238°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.191° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 November 2023 at 14:08 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 27 November 2023 at 09:16 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.