Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 31 December 2030 at 13:36.
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 ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2031 after 2 days on 8 January 2031 at 18:26.
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 383 of Meeus index or 1336 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. It is 19 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 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 11:00. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 24 December 2030 at 10:09 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 169 km (252 382 mi) away from Earth. It is 761 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 540 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 5 January 2031 at 06:37 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 January 2031 at 08:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 05:22 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.889°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2031. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-21.824° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 20 January 2031 at 05:10.
In 2 days on 8 January 2031 at 18:26 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.