Moon* ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 9 January 2022 at 18:11.
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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2022 after 1 day on 17 January 2022 at 23:49.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 272 of Meeus index or 1225 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes. It is 36 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 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32°.
2 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini. 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 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 404 129 km (251 114 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 250 km (225 092 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 13 January 2022 at 04:19 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 10:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.310°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2022. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.369° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 29 January 2022 at 23:26.
In 1 day on 17 January 2022 at 23:49 in ♋ Cancer 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.