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 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1950".
The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2097.
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 1211 of Meeus index or 2164 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2097. It is 16 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 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠145.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠172.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 17:43. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 7 December 2097 at 05:05 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 3 January 2098 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 517 km (222 151 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 991 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 839 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 15 December 2097 at 04:28 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 December 2097 at 16:48 in ♎ Libra.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 11:51 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.860°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.839° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 1 January 2098 at 23:06.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.