Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 27 December 2021 at 02:24.
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 ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2022 after 16 days on 17 January 2022 at 23:49.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 271 of Meeus index or 1224 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. It is 23 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 54 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 15 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠358.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠13.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:00. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 18 December 2021 at 02:16 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 358 037 km (222 474 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 471 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 319 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 31 December 2021 at 01:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2022 at 04:19 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 20 December 2021 at 04:32 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.306°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.304° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 January 2022 at 13:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 2 January 2022 at 18:33 in ♑ Capricorn 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.