Moon ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 18 January 2009 at 02:46.
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 ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2009 after 16 days on 9 February 2009 at 14:49.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 111 of Meeus index or 1064 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 33 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2009. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 14 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠186.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠213.2°.
1 day after point of apogee on 23 January 2009 at 00:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 404 953 km (251 626 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 487 km (224 618 mi).
12 days after descending node on 12 January 2009 at 08:34 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2009 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 January 2009 at 14:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.081°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.083° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 February 2009 at 14:55 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 26 January 2009 at 07:55 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.