Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 31 December 2043 at 09:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2044 after 13 days on 14 January 2044 at 18:51.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 544 of Meeus index or 1497 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 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 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠204.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠235.6°.
3 days after point of apogee on 28 December 2043 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2044 at 09:08 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 400 458 km (248 833 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 906 km (223 635 mi).
9 days after descending node on 22 December 2043 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2044 at 06:50 in ♓ Pisces.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 30 December 2043 at 12:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.400°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.453° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 January 2044 at 02:29 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 14 January 2044 at 18:51 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.