Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 2 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 12 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°.
3 days 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 February 2048 at 09:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 400 115 km (248 620 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 129 km (229 366 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 06:52 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 10 February 2048 at 12:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 26 January 2048 at 19:32 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.528°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.460° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 February 2048 at 07:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 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.