Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 December 2032 at 20:39.
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 ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 20 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.
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 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315.8°.
3 days after point of apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 January 2033 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 400 597 km (248 919 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 354 km (227 020 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 21:36 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 8 January 2033 at 18:31 in ♈ Aries.
At 21:36 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
9 days since the previous standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.141°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.115° at the point of next southern standstill on 31 December 2032 at 03:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 1 January 2033 at 10:17 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.