Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 8 January 2048 at 18:49.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 16 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 13 January 2048 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 368 423 km (228 927 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 717 km (251 479 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 05:27 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 28 January 2048 at 06:52 in ♋ Cancer.
At 05:27 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 13 January 2048 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.561°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.528° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day 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.