The moon is currently in Aries, at 14 degrees, 50' 46", at a velocity of 12.02 degrees per day.
The First Quarter moon is currently 6.2 days old. It is 403238.85 km from the centre of the Earth.
The next new moon is at 19:08:11, 11 Feb 2021. The next full moon is at 8:19:36, 27 Feb 2021.
The Solar System at a Glance
Solar wind parameters were at nominal levels to begin the period. Shortly after 18/1615 UTC, weak enhancements in the mag field were observed, with total field increasing to 7 nT and Bz seeing a southward deflection to -5 nT. At approx 18/1720 UTC, a SSBC occurred, switching the phi angle from positive to negative, likely signaling the onset of the anticipated negative polarity CH HSS. Total field eventually climbed to a peak of 8 nT, Bz saw a southward deflection to -7 nT, and solar wind speeds slowly increased to near 310 km/s.
There is a 50% chance of solar activity, with a 20% chance of a minor event, a 5% chance of a moderate event, and a 1% chance of a strong event.
Not in Retrograde
Mercury is currently in Aquarius located at 17 Aqu 15' 27" Next Retrograde starts on 30 January, 2021