Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 6 January 2078 at 05:04.
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 ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2078 after 17 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 964 of Meeus index or 1917 from Brown series.
Length of current 964 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 965 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 39 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠258.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.9°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 6 January 2078 at 08:03 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 18 January 2078 at 18:32 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 397 287 km (246 863 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 308 km (229 477 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 9 January 2078 at 15:53 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 January 2078 at 17:10 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 29 December 2077 at 11:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.449°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.463° in the next southern standstill on 12 January 2078 at 21:22 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 14 January 2078 at 01:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.