Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 7 February 2018 at 15:54.
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 ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 17 days on 2 March 2018 at 00:51.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 223 of Meeus index or 1176 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2018. It is 2 hours and 42 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. It is 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠198.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠227.1°.
1 day after point of apogee on 11 February 2018 at 14:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 February 2018 at 14:48 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 405 369 km (251 885 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 938 km (226 141 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 31 January 2018 at 18:46 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 14 February 2018 at 21:11 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.
1 day since the previous standstill on 11 February 2018 at 23:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.026°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.056° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 February 2018 at 20:07 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 days on 15 February 2018 at 21:05 in ♒ Aquarius 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.