Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 January 2071 at 02:16.
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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2071 after 17 days on 14 February 2071 at 13:33.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 878 of Meeus index or 1831 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2071. It is 1 hour and 44 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 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠187.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠214.7°.
1 day after point of apogee on 27 January 2071 at 21:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 February 2071 at 17:21 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 405 478 km (251 952 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 680 km (224 738 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 21 January 2071 at 06:04 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 February 2071 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 27 January 2071 at 15:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.432°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.333° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 February 2071 at 15:57 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 31 January 2071 at 07:16 in ♒ Aquarius 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.