Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2074 after 15 days on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:55 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠43.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠72.6°.
2 days after point of perigee on 25 December 2073 at 23:45 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 373 123 km (231 848 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 632 km (251 427 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 18 December 2073 at 11:14 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2073 at 05:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 21:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.262°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2073. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.258° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 January 2074 at 06:32.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.