Crescent ♈ Aries
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 9 February 2043 at 21:07.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2043 after 11 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 533 of Meeus index or 1486 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠303°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠327.1°.
10 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 February 2043 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 367 876 km (228 588 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 963 km (228 642 mi).
13 days after descending node on 30 January 2043 at 09:53 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2043 at 07:12 in ♈ Aries.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 6 February 2043 at 04:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.451°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.529° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 February 2043 at 03:26 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 23 February 2043 at 21:58 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.