Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 9 December 2030 at 22:40.
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 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2031 after 28 days on 8 January 2031 at 18:26.
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 382 of Meeus index or 1335 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 46 minutes. It is 13 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.
1 day after point of apogee on 10 December 2030 at 10:03 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 December 2030 at 10:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 404 845 km (251 559 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 926 km (221 784 mi).
2 days after descending node on 9 December 2030 at 01:17 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2030 at 00:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 9 December 2030 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.909°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.904° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 December 2030 at 18:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 24 December 2030 at 17:32 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.