Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 4 January 2024 at 03:30.
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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2024 after 15 days on 25 January 2024 at 17:54.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 296 of Meeus index or 1249 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠303.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠328°.
8 days after point of apogee on 1 January 2024 at 15:28 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2024 at 10:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 374 337 km (232 602 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 264 km (225 100 mi).
5 days after descending node on 4 January 2024 at 18:52 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2024 at 14:05 in ♈ Aries.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 07:04 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.164°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2024. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.203° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 23 January 2024 at 03:44.
In 1 day on 11 January 2024 at 11:57 in ♑ Capricorn 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.