Quarter ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 28 January 2078 at 01:33.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2078 after 23 days on 26 February 2078 at 17:50.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 965 of Meeus index or 1918 from Brown series.
Length of current 965 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than next lunation 966 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠294.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.6°. 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 05:07, this is 15 days after last perigee on 18 January 2078 at 18:32 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 February 2078 at 23:02 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 608 km (251 412 mi) away from Earth. It is 800 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 101 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its ascending node on 22 January 2078 at 17:10 in ♉ Taurus, 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 5 February 2078 at 19:13 in ♏ Scorpio.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 25 January 2078 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.499°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.587° in the next southern standstill on 9 February 2078 at 06:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 12 February 2078 at 13:59 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.