Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 20 January 2015 at 13:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2015 after 13 days on 3 February 2015 at 23:09.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 186 of Meeus index or 1139 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 45 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 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠338.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠354.5°.
Moon is at perigee at 20:06. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 9 January 2015 at 18:17 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 6 February 2015 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 359 643 km (223 472 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 865 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 713 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 12 January 2015 at 15:33 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 January 2015 at 10:23 in ♈ Aries.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 18 January 2015 at 06:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.577°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.513° at the point of next northern standstill on 31 January 2015 at 00:59 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 3 February 2015 at 23:09 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.