Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 23 February 2022 at 22:32.
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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 19 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.
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 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute 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 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠32°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠56.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 22:18. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 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 10 March 2022 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 367 787 km (228 532 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 279 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 569 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 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 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 06:37 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.559°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.674° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 March 2022 at 00:14.
In 4 days on 2 March 2022 at 17:35 in ♓ Pisces 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.