Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2083.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1026 of Meeus index or 1979 from Brown series.
Length of current 1026 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 1027 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠55.2°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 January 2083 at 11:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 391 483 km (243 256 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 634 km (228 437 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 23 December 2082 at 05:41 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 6 January 2083 at 17:32 in ♌ Leo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 2 January 2083 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.424°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.465° in the next southern standstill on 15 January 2083 at 17:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.