Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21.
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 ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2047 after 25 days on 10 February 2047 at 14:40.
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 581 of Meeus index or 1534 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠60.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:10. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 1 February 2047 at 06:34 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 369 325 km (229 488 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 817 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 031 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 12 January 2047 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 January 2047 at 05:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.065°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.072° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 January 2047 at 15:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 26 January 2047 at 01:44 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.