Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 February 2021 at 17:37.
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 ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2021 after 20 days on 27 February 2021 at 08:17.
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 260 of Meeus index or 1213 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 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 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠53.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠87°.
2 days after point of perigee on 3 February 2021 at 19:33 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 February 2021 at 10:22 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 365 683 km (227 225 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 467 km (251 324 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 24 January 2021 at 21:47 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 February 2021 at 00:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 26 January 2021 at 15:39 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.898°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.953° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 February 2021 at 15:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 11 February 2021 at 19:06 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.