Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 22 December 2058 at 08:27.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2058 after 2 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 729 of Meeus index or 1682 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 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 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠321.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.1°.
21 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2058 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 389 183 km (241 827 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 679 km (252 077 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 05:49 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 10 January 2059 at 18:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 05:49 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
10 days since the previous standstill on 16 December 2058 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.991°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.970° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 December 2058 at 22:55 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25 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.