Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 2 February 2043 at 04:14.
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 ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
4 days after point of apogee on 1 February 2043 at 17:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 February 2043 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 394 411 km (245 076 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 963 km (228 642 mi).
7 days after descending node on 30 January 2043 at 09:53 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2043 at 07:12 in ♈ Aries.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 04:21 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.451°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.529° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 19 February 2043 at 03:26.
In 3 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.