Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2040 after 15 days on 29 January 2040 at 07:54.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 494 of Meeus index or 1447 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 53 minutes. It is 6 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 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠356.9°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠12.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 10:03. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 29 December 2039 at 16:34 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 25 January 2040 at 22:42 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 357 769 km (222 307 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 739 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 587 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 11 January 2040 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2040 at 12:28 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 06:43 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-25.460°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2040. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠25.480° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 26 January 2040 at 22:14.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.