Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 January 2017 at 00:07.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2017 after 9 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 211 of Meeus index or 1164 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 2 hours and 7 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠295°.
10 days after point of apogee on 22 January 2017 at 00:14 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 February 2017 at 13:59 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 370 422 km (230 170 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 817 km (229 172 mi).
2 days after descending node on 29 January 2017 at 22:21 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 February 2017 at 19:49 in ♌ Leo.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 25 January 2017 at 11:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.900°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.865° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 February 2017 at 18:34 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 11 February 2017 at 00:33 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.