Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 22 December 2014 at 01:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2015 after 11 days on 5 January 2015 at 04:53.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 185 of Meeus index or 1138 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 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 1 hour and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠318°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠338.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 16:43. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 9 January 2015 at 18:17 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 364 791 km (226 671 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 283 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 565 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 16 December 2014 at 13:27 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 December 2014 at 09:27 in ♈ Aries.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 21 December 2014 at 18:25 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.665°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.650° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 January 2015 at 17:53 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 5 January 2015 at 04:53 in ♋ Cancer 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.