Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 16 January 2031 at 12:47.
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 ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2031 after 16 days on 7 February 2031 at 12:46.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 383 of Meeus index or 1336 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 59 minutes. It is 19 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 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.6°.
1 day after point of perigee on 21 January 2031 at 21:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 365 164 km (226 902 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 416 km (251 914 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 19 January 2031 at 08:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 1 February 2031 at 09:25 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 20 January 2031 at 05:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.824°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.745° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 February 2031 at 12:52 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 23 January 2031 at 04:31 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.