Crescent ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 11 January 2024 at 11:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2024 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 297 of Meeus index or 1250 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute 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 1 hour and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠345.9°.
3 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2024 at 10:35 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 January 2024 at 08:14 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 364 661 km (226 590 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 781 km (252 141 mi).
11 days after descending node on 4 January 2024 at 18:52 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2024 at 14:05 in ♈ Aries.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 10 January 2024 at 07:04 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.164°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.203° at the point of next northern standstill on 23 January 2024 at 03:44 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 25 January 2024 at 17:54 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.