Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 24 December 2051 at 23:21.
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 first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2052 after 19 days on 16 January 2052 at 04:24.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 642 of Meeus index or 1595 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 4 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 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠214.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠248.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 16:05. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 15 December 2051 at 19:57 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 12 January 2052 at 14:41 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 014 km (251 664 mi) away from Earth. It is 394 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 695 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 26 December 2051 at 10:39 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 January 2052 at 09:32 in ♈ Aries.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 17 December 2051 at 14:21 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.789°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.780° at the point of next southern standstill on 31 December 2051 at 19:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 2 January 2052 at 03:05 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.