Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 8 December 2024 at 15:27.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 3 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 308 of Meeus index or 1261 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 3 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 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 ∠235.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠272.9°.
15 days after point of apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra. 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 12 December 2024 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 363 593 km (225 926 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 360 km (227 024 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 9 December 2024 at 19:36 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 December 2024 at 23:21 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 2 December 2024 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.452°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.428° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 December 2024 at 20:12 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02 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.