Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 20 January 2021 at 21:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2021 after 2 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 260 of Meeus index or 1213 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 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 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠53.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠87°.
4 days after point of apogee on 21 January 2021 at 13:11 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 February 2021 at 19:33 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 394 571 km (245 175 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 127 km (229 986 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2021 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 15:39 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.898°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2021. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.953° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 8 February 2021 at 15:34.
In 2 days on 28 January 2021 at 19:16 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.