Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 6 January 2042 at 08:54.
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 ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2042 after 26 days on 5 February 2042 at 01:58.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 519 of Meeus index or 1472 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 39 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 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠300.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠326°.
13 days after point of perigee on 27 December 2041 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 January 2042 at 04:04 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 402 673 km (250 209 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 808 km (251 536 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 31 December 2041 at 22:59 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 January 2042 at 03:00 in ♏ Scorpio.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 5 January 2042 at 12:44 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.722°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.777° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 January 2042 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 21 January 2042 at 20:42 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.