Crescent ♈ Aries
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 29 January 2025 at 12:36.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2025 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 310 of Meeus index or 1263 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠305.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.3°.
11 days after point of apogee on 21 January 2025 at 04:55 in ♎ Libra. 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 2 February 2025 at 02:43 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 366 321 km (227 621 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 457 km (228 327 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 22:06 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 15 February 2025 at 06:53 in ♍ Virgo.
At 22:06 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 26 January 2025 at 13:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.534°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.599° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 February 2025 at 10:40 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 12 February 2025 at 13:53 in ♌ Leo 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.