Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 17 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 27 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 07:09. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 362 250 km (225 092 mi) away from Earth. It is 258 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 106 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.369°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.444° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.
In 1 day 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.