Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 January 2034 at 19:47.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2034 after 27 days on 3 February 2034 at 10:05.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 420 of Meeus index or 1373 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 2 hours and 6 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 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289°.
5 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2034 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 January 2034 at 00:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 386 759 km (240 321 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 300 km (251 220 mi).
8 days after descending node on 29 December 2033 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 January 2034 at 04:21 in ♎ Libra.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 3 January 2034 at 15:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.468°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.413° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 January 2034 at 23:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 20 January 2034 at 10:02 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.