Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 24 December 2049 at 17:51.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 13 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.
Length of current 618 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 619 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.1°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 14 December 2049 at 11:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 December 2049 at 08:57 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 366 282 km (227 597 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 939 km (224 277 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 22 December 2049 at 10:13 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 December 2049 at 17:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.275°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.260° in the next northern standstill on 5 January 2050 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.