Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 22 January 2006 at 15:14.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1934" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 16 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 74 of Meeus index or 1027 from Brown series.
Length of current 74 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 75 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
9 days after point of apogee on 17 January 2006 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 370 642 km (230 306 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 781 km (222 315 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 20 January 2006 at 12:06 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 00:14 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.492°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.555° in its northern standstill point on 8 February 2006 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 29 January 2006 at 14:15 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.