Gibbous ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 31 December 2028 at 16:48.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2029 after 24 days on 30 January 2029 at 06:03.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 358 of Meeus index or 1311 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 49 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 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠63.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠99.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 04:16. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 23 December 2028 at 21:00 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 20 January 2029 at 18:08 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 368 918 km (229 235 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 410 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 438 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 31 December 2028 at 22:49 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2029 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 30 December 2028 at 02:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.195°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.199° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 January 2029 at 00:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 14 January 2029 at 17:24 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.