Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 February 2009 at 21:37.
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 ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 20 days on 11 March 2009 at 02:38.
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 112 of Meeus index or 1065 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 40 minutes. It is 3 hours and 9 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 4 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠213.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠246.2°.
10 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2009 at 20:08 in ♋ Cancer. 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 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 404 413 km (251 291 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 132 km (251 737 mi).
9 days after descending node on 8 February 2009 at 19:46 in ♌ Leo. 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 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 21:09 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.057°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.987° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 4 March 2009 at 21:34.
In 6 days on 25 February 2009 at 01:35 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.