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 ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1948".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2010.
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 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 1 hour and 30 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 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 09:03. It is 13 days after previous apogee on 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 13 February 2010 at 02:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 356 593 km (221 577 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2010. It is 5 915 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 168 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2010 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.783°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.749° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.