Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 January 2047 at 22:32.
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 ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2047 after 19 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
5 days after point of perigee on 16 January 2047 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 February 2047 at 06:34 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 373 139 km (231 858 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 793 km (251 527 mi).
10 days after descending node on 12 January 2047 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 January 2047 at 05:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 15:26 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-26.072°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2047. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠26.040° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 6 February 2047 at 02:09.
In 3 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.