Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 25 January 2003 at 08:33.
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 ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2003 after 20 days on 16 February 2003 at 23:51.
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 37 of Meeus index or 990 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 21 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠56.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠90.6°.
3 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2003 at 22:43 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 February 2003 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 367 095 km (228 102 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 551 km (251 376 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 15:23 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 10 February 2003 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 17 January 2003 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.794°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.834° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 January 2003 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 days on 1 February 2003 at 10:48 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.