Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 14 February 2031 at 22:50.
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 ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2031 after 20 days on 9 March 2031 at 04:30.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 384 of Meeus index or 1337 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 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 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 43 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠41.9°.
13 days after point of apogee on 2 February 2031 at 23:45 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 February 2031 at 00:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 363 692 km (225 988 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 745 km (226 642 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 15 February 2031 at 11:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2031 at 11:02 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 13:25 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-21.615°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠21.491° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 1 March 2031 at 20:54.
In 5 days on 21 February 2031 at 15:49 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.