Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 25 January 2043 at 06:56.
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 ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 24 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 532 of Meeus index or 1485 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 14 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 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 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠269.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠303°.
10 days after point of perigee on 19 January 2043 at 20:02 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 February 2043 at 17:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 403 242 km (250 563 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 270 km (251 202 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 09:53 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 13 February 2043 at 07:12 in ♈ Aries.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 22 January 2043 at 21:28 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.367°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.451° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 February 2043 at 04:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 9 February 2043 at 21:07 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.