Crescent ♑ Capricorn
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 ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 21 February 2006 at 07:17.
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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 19 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.
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 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°.
9 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 February 2006 at 20:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 373 251 km (231 927 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 885 km (221 758 mi).
6 days after descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2006 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 09:37 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.648°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.694° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 8 March 2006 at 00:05.
In 4 days on 28 February 2006 at 00:31 in ♓ Pisces 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.