Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 4 January 2070 at 07:16.
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 ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2070 after 19 days on 26 January 2070 at 12:59.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 865 of Meeus index or 1818 from Brown series.
Length of current 865 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 866 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠211.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠244.8°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:45, this is 6 days after last perigee on 31 December 2069 at 15:07 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2070 at 04:43 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 122 km (251 731 mi) away from Earth. It is 286 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 587 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 5 January 2070 at 18:42 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 January 2070 at 18:41 in ♈ Aries.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 27 December 2069 at 01:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.319°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.284° in the next southern standstill on 10 January 2070 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 12 January 2070 at 11:22 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.