Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2053.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 667 of Meeus index or 1620 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2053. It is 47 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 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠141.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠168.6°.
11 days after point of apogee on 13 December 2053 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 26 December 2053 at 06:40 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 364 971 km (226 782 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 032 km (222 471 mi).
8 days after descending node on 17 December 2053 at 00:48 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 December 2053 at 18:29 in ♍ Virgo.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 11:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.770°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2053. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.772° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 7 January 2054 at 19:44.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.