Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2016 after 13 days on 24 January 2016 at 01:46.
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 01:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 198 of Meeus index or 1151 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠292.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠319.8°.
8 days after point of apogee on 2 January 2016 at 11:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 January 2016 at 02:10 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 379 800 km (235 997 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 619 km (229 671 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 31 December 2015 at 20:19 in ♍ Virgo. 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 14 January 2016 at 15:48 in ♓ Pisces.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 8 January 2016 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.420°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.375° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 January 2016 at 16:41 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.