Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 January 2074 at 08:20.
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 ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 21 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.
Length of current 915 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 916 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠72.6°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:42, this is 14 days after last apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 February 2074 at 14:44 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 369 983 km (229 897 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2074. It is 7 475 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 373 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 14 January 2074 at 16:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2074 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.258°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.239° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2074 at 06:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 5 days on 27 January 2074 at 06:37 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.