Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2010 after 15 days on 30 January 2010 at 06:18.
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 12:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 123 of Meeus index or 1076 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 123. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 124 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 25 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 38 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠135.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠164.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2010 at 20:36 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 403 139 km (250 499 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 434 km (252 546 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 23:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer.
At 23:18 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 12 January 2010 at 08:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.796°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.783° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.