Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 16 January 2071 at 02:35.
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 first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 27 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 878 of Meeus index or 1831 from Brown series.
Length of current 878 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2071. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer than next lunation 879 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠187.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠214.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 15 January 2071 at 08:40 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 371 929 km (231 106 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 168 km (252 381 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 8 January 2071 at 19:49 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 14 January 2071 at 05:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.487°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.432° in the next southern standstill on 27 January 2071 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 31 January 2071 at 07:16 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.