Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 February 2014 at 17:15.
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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2014 after 20 days on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2014. It is 24 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 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.1°.
12 days after point of apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 February 2014 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 365 797 km (227 296 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 439 km (223 966 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 March 2014 at 17:45 in ♈ Aries.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 01:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.175°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.084° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 8 March 2014 at 22:54.
In 4 days on 1 March 2014 at 08:00 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.