Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 8 January 2048 at 18:49.
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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 16 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 593 of Meeus index or 1546 from Brown series.
Length of current 593 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 594 length.
Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 13 January 2048 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 368 423 km (228 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 717 km (251 479 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 05:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 28 January 2048 at 06:52 in ♋ Cancer.
At 05:27 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 13 January 2048 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.561°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.528° in the next northern standstill on 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 15 January 2048 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.