Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2021 after 16 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16.
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 16:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 259 of Meeus index or 1212 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 equal to the mean synodic month length. It is %hours_to_shortest% and %minutes_to_shortest% longer than the 21st century's shortest and %hours_to_longest% and %minutes_to_longest% shorter than the 21st century's longest synodic months.
The true anomaly is ∠30.1°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠53.8°.
2 days after point of perigee on 9 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 January 2021 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 374 315 km (232 589 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 361 km (251 258 mi).
1 day after descending node on 10 January 2021 at 20:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 08:18 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-24.870°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2021. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠24.898° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 26 January 2021 at 15:39.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.