Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 22 January 2048 at 21:56.
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 first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 594 of Meeus index or 1547 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 59 minutes. It is 57 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 15 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 48 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠37.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.6°.
1 day after point of apogee on 24 January 2048 at 21:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 February 2048 at 09:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 405 440 km (251 929 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 129 km (229 366 mi).
11 days after ascending node on 14 January 2048 at 05:27 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 January 2048 at 06:52 in ♋ Cancer.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠24.528° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 31 January 2048 at 00:14 in ♌ Leo 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.