Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days 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 ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2009 after 18 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 25 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°.
1 day after point of apogee on 19 February 2009 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 15 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 March 2009 at 15:06 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 405 377 km (251 890 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 15 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 020 km (228 056 mi).
11 days after descending node on 8 February 2009 at 19:46 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2009 at 20:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 18 February 2009 at 21:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.057°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.987° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 March 2009 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 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.