Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 February 2015 at 03:50.
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 ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2015 after 19 days on 5 March 2015 at 18:06.
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 186 of Meeus index or 1139 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. It is 45 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 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠338.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠354.5°.
8 days after point of apogee on 6 February 2015 at 06:25 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 February 2015 at 07:29 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 377 574 km (234 614 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 992 km (221 825 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 8 February 2015 at 17:10 in ♎ Libra. 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 21 February 2015 at 16:05 in ♈ Aries.
5 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 17:17 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.402°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.335° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 27 February 2015 at 07:19.
In 4 days on 18 February 2015 at 23:47 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.