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 ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2073.
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 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°.
5 days after point of apogee on 9 December 2073 at 22:16 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 December 2073 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 393 498 km (244 508 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 051 km (226 832 mi).
11 days after descending node on 3 December 2073 at 22:40 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 22:12 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.261°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2073. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.262° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 28 December 2073 at 21:38.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.