Crescent ♈ Aries
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 4 January 2011 at 09:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2011 after 9 days on 19 January 2011 at 21:21.
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 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 136 of Meeus index or 1089 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 28 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠103.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠139.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:38. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 25 December 2010 at 12:24 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 22 January 2011 at 00:10 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 976 km (251 640 mi) away from Earth. It is 432 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 733 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after ascending node on 3 January 2011 at 12:48 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 January 2011 at 00:06 in ♋ Cancer.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 2 January 2011 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.242°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.221° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 January 2011 at 22:51 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 19 January 2011 at 21:21 in ♋ Cancer 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.