Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 14 February 2012 at 17:04.
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 first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2012 after 17 days on 8 March 2012 at 09:40.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 149 of Meeus index or 1102 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 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 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠70.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠107.8°.
7 days after point of perigee on 11 February 2012 at 18:32 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 February 2012 at 14:01 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 381 080 km (236 792 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 864 km (251 571 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 15 February 2012 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 February 2012 at 22:37 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2012 at 08:36 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.299°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.150° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 March 2012 at 16:13 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 21 February 2012 at 22:35 in ♒ Aquarius 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.