Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 7 January 2069 at 13:43.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2069 after 25 days on 6 February 2069 at 05:29.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 853 of Meeus index or 1806 from Brown series.
Length of current 853 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 854 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠279.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠310.8°. 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°).
24 days after point of apogee on 17 December 2068 at 15:04 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 January 2069 at 12:33 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 401 377 km (249 404 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 393 km (251 278 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 3 January 2069 at 11:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2069 at 13:49 in ♏ Scorpio.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 5 January 2069 at 11:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.637°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.561° in the next southern standstill on 19 January 2069 at 21:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 23 January 2069 at 03:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.