Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 13 January 2002 at 13:29.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2002 after 10 days on 28 January 2002 at 22:50.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 25 of Meeus index or 978 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. It is 10 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠123.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 08:50. It is 16 days after previous perigee on 2 January 2002 at 07:13 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 30 January 2002 at 09:02 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 503 km (251 968 mi) away from Earth. It is 95 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 206 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after descending node on 11 January 2002 at 11:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2002 at 00:27 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 12 January 2002 at 15:26 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.240°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.270° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 January 2002 at 01:56 in ♋ Cancer.
In 10 days on 28 January 2002 at 22:50 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.