Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 13 January 2025 at 22:27.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 24 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 309 of Meeus index or 1262 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 25 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠272.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠305.9°.
11 days after point of perigee on 7 January 2025 at 23:34 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 404 231 km (251 177 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 299 km (251 220 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 01:48 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 February 2025 at 22:06 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 12 January 2025 at 04:30 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.464°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.534° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 10 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36 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.