Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 6 December 2073 at 09:33.
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 ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2073 after 5 days on 14 December 2073 at 13:49.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 914 of Meeus index or 1867 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 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 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠22.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠43.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 22:16. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 27 November 2073 at 21:03 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 25 December 2073 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 405 427 km (251 921 mi) away from Earth. It is 19 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 282 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after descending node on 3 December 2073 at 22:40 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 1 December 2073 at 10:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.206°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.261° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 December 2073 at 22:12 in ♋ Cancer.
In 5 days on 14 December 2073 at 13:49 in ♊ Gemini 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.