Moon ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 8 January 2018 at 22:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2018 after 16 days on 31 January 2018 at 13:27.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 222 of Meeus index or 1175 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 47 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2018. It is 59 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 7 hours and 3 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length and it is the longest synodic month length of 21st century.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠173.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠198.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 02:10. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 1 January 2018 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer. 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 30 January 2018 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 461 km (252 563 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2018. It is 1 053 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 248 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after ascending node on 4 January 2018 at 07:48 in ♌ Leo. 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 18 January 2018 at 14:28 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 16:28 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.048°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.027° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 29 January 2018 at 11:32.
In 1 day on 17 January 2018 at 02:17 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.