Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 January 2074 at 06:31.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2074 after 28 days on 11 February 2074 at 21:05.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 915 of Meeus index or 1868 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠43.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠72.6°.
7 days after point of apogee on 6 January 2074 at 17:28 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 January 2074 at 13:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 382 048 km (237 394 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 983 km (229 897 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 16:24 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 27 January 2074 at 14:36 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 16:24 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 12 January 2074 at 06:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.258°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.239° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 January 2074 at 06:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 27 January 2074 at 06:37 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.