Moon ♑ Capricorn
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 ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 28 December 2029 at 09:49.
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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2030 after 17 days on 19 January 2030 at 15:54.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 370 of Meeus index or 1323 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 47 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 22 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠19.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 1 January 2030 at 15:33 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 January 2030 at 08:51 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 367 020 km (228 056 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 647 km (251 436 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 20:31 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 16 January 2030 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
At 20:31 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 08:17 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-23.575°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2030. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠23.549° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 16 January 2030 at 08:26.
In 1 day on 4 January 2030 at 02:49 in ♑ Capricorn 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.