Crescent ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 11 January 2024 at 11:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2024 after 12 days on 25 January 2024 at 17:54.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 297 of Meeus index or 1250 from Brown series.
Length of current 297 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer than next lunation 298 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.9°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:35, this is 11 days after last apogee on 1 January 2024 at 15:28 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 January 2024 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 362 264 km (225 100 mi) away from Earth. It is 244 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 092 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 4 January 2024 at 18:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2024 at 14:05 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 10 January 2024 at 07:04 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.164°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.203° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2024 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 25 January 2024 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.