Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 December 2079 at 15:16.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 28 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 988 of Meeus index or 1941 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 2 minutes. It is 22 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 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠148.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠174.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 06:48. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 26 November 2079 at 15:51 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 291 km (222 010 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 217 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 065 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 4 December 2079 at 19:50 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 17:56 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.228°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.189° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 23 December 2079 at 10:12.
In 13 days on 23 December 2079 at 06:31 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.