Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2010 after 15 days on 28 February 2010 at 16:38.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 07:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with 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.
The true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 02:06. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 30 January 2010 at 09:03 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 27 February 2010 at 21:40 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 542 km (252 613 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2010. It is 1 134 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 167 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after ascending node on 11 February 2010 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 February 2010 at 09:11 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2010 at 14:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.749°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.657° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 February 2010 at 06:00 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.