Crescent ♈ Aries
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 January 2007 at 04:01.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2007 after 10 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 87 of Meeus index or 1040 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠331.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 12:24. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 10 January 2007 at 16:26 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 366 929 km (227 999 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 421 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 427 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 13:00 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo.
At 13:00 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2007 at 22:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.448°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.501° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45 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.