Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2018 after 15 days on 31 January 2018 at 13:27.
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 06:30 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with 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.
The true anomaly is ∠173.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠198.1°.
1 day after point of apogee on 15 January 2018 at 02:10 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 January 2018 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 404 976 km (251 640 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 995 km (223 069 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 4 January 2018 at 07:48 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 January 2018 at 14:28 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 January 2018 at 16:28 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.048°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.027° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 January 2018 at 11:32 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.