Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 3 January 2043 at 06:08.
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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2043 after 20 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.
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 531 of Meeus index or 1484 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 24 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 3 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 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 ∠232°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 19:56. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 24 December 2042 at 02:12 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 558 km (251 381 mi) away from Earth. It is 850 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 151 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after descending node on 3 January 2043 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2043 at 04:57 in ♈ Aries.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2042 at 13:20 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.289°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.311° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 January 2043 at 20:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 11 January 2043 at 06:53 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.