Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 November 2022 at 22:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 11 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 283 of Meeus index or 1236 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. It is 44 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠325.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠344.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 01:30. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 12 December 2022 at 00:30 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 362 826 km (225 450 mi) away from Earth. It is 318 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 530 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after descending node on 22 November 2022 at 16:23 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 5 December 2022 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
18 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 08:28 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.471°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.432° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 9 December 2022 at 21:22.
In 11 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.