Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 January 2006 at 14:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 9 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 75 of Meeus index or 1028 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer 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 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.9°.
4 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 370 183 km (230 021 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 362 km (252 502 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 27 January 2006 at 00:14 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.492°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.555° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 February 2006 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.