Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 2 February 2007 at 05:45.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2007 after 25 days on 3 March 2007 at 23:17.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
14 days after point of perigee on 22 January 2007 at 12:24 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 February 2007 at 12:39 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 405 271 km (251 824 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 990 km (251 649 mi).
1 day after descending node on 4 February 2007 at 22:44 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 February 2007 at 20:43 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 29 January 2007 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.501°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.568° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 February 2007 at 07:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 17 February 2007 at 16:14 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.