Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 January 2022 at 13:41.
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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 18 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 272 of Meeus index or 1225 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes. It is 36 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 32 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32°.
15 days after point of apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 620 km (225 943 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 250 km (225 092 mi).
2 days after descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 23:26 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.369°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.444° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 February 2022 at 16:45.
In 2 days on 1 February 2022 at 05:46 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.