Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 6 December 2025 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 December 2025 at 23:14.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2026 after 27 days on 3 January 2026 at 10:03.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 320 of Meeus index or 1273 from Brown series.
Length of current 320 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2025. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 321 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
2 days after point of perigee on 4 December 2025 at 11:06 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 December 2025 at 06:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 367 202 km (228 169 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 324 km (252 478 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 28 November 2025 at 21:33 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 December 2025 at 07:35 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 5 December 2025 at 21:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.263°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.233° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2025 at 23:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 20 December 2025 at 01:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.