Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 12 March 2007 at 03:54.
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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2007 after 20 days on 2 April 2007 at 17:15.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 88 of Meeus index or 1041 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠331.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠348.7°.
6 days after point of apogee on 7 March 2007 at 03:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 March 2007 at 18:39 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 386 160 km (239 949 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 816 km (222 337 mi).
9 days after descending node on 4 March 2007 at 05:31 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 March 2007 at 07:40 in ♓ Pisces.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 March 2007 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.608°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.582° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2007 at 05:37 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 19 March 2007 at 02:43 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.