Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 29 December 2033 at 00:20.
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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2034 after 3 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 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 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289°.
Moon is at perigee at 00:06. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 16 December 2033 at 03:29 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 13 January 2034 at 00:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 367 922 km (228 616 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 414 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 434 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 29 December 2033 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries. 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 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 21 December 2033 at 14:13 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.491°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.468° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 4 January 2034 at 19:47 in ♋ Cancer 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.