Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 January 2010 at 07:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2010 after 13 days on 30 January 2010 at 06:18.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 124 of Meeus index or 1077 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2010. It is 1 hour and 30 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 6 hours and 56 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 7 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠164.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠188.9°.
14 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2010 at 20:36 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 17 January 2010 at 01:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 405 472 km (251 949 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 434 km (252 546 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 14 January 2010 at 23:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 January 2010 at 00:02 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 12 January 2010 at 08:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.796°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.783° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 January 2010 at 21:04 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 30 January 2010 at 06:18 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.