Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 11 February 2055 at 22:48.
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 first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2055 after 26 days on 13 March 2055 at 08:57.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 681 of Meeus index or 1634 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2055. It is 38 minutes longer 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 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠143.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠170.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 12 February 2055 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 February 2055 at 13:56 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 363 903 km (226 119 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 514 km (252 596 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 11 February 2055 at 16:36 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 February 2055 at 23:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 8 February 2055 at 23:45 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.711°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.715° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 February 2055 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 26 February 2055 at 12:39 in ♓ Pisces 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.