Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 February 2020 at 01:42.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2020 after 4 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 248 of Meeus index or 1201 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 6 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 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠120.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠152.6°.
5 days after point of apogee on 29 January 2020 at 21:28 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 February 2020 at 20:31 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 389 755 km (242 183 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 464 km (223 982 mi).
12 days after descending node on 22 January 2020 at 20:31 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 February 2020 at 08:59 in ♋ Cancer.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 23 January 2020 at 03:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.225°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.268° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 February 2020 at 16:10 in ♋ Cancer.
In 4 days on 9 February 2020 at 07:33 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.