Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 31 December 2049 at 08:53.
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 ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2050 after 2 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39.
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 618 of Meeus index or 1571 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 5 minutes. It is 58 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 1 hour and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠350.1°.
10 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2049 at 08:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 January 2050 at 02:36 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 393 705 km (244 637 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 128 km (252 356 mi).
1 day after descending node on 4 January 2050 at 03:20 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 January 2050 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 16:08 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠21.260°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2050. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-21.179° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 20 January 2050 at 05:15.
In 2 days on 8 January 2050 at 01:39 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.