Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 1 January 2048 at 06:57.
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 first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 25 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 593 of Meeus index or 1546 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 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 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠37.7°.
8 days after point of apogee on 28 December 2047 at 02:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 January 2048 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 380 927 km (236 697 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 708 km (225 998 mi).
4 days after descending node on 31 December 2047 at 23:38 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 14 January 2048 at 05:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 30 December 2047 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.565°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.561° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 January 2048 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 15 January 2048 at 11:32 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.