Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 17 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 27 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 21 January 2074 at 13:42 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 3 February 2074 at 14:44 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 374 977 km (233 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 447 km (251 312 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 06:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.239°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2074. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.239° in its northern standstill point on 8 February 2074 at 15:47 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.