Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2019 after 15 days on 21 January 2019 at 05:16.
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 07:20 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 234 of Meeus index or 1187 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠116.6°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149.4°.
12 days after point of perigee on 24 December 2018 at 09:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 January 2019 at 04:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 400 569 km (248 902 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 116 km (252 349 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 24 December 2018 at 11:54 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 January 2019 at 00:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 18:45 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.553°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.544° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 19 January 2019 at 23:20.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.