Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 15 December 2058 at 16:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2058 after 12 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 729 of Meeus index or 1682 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 45 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 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 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠321.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.1°.
11 days after point of apogee on 6 December 2058 at 07:43 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 16 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 January 2059 at 02:24 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 366 203 km (227 548 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 16 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 679 km (252 077 mi).
3 days after descending node on 14 December 2058 at 09:40 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 December 2058 at 05:49 in ♊ Gemini.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 16 December 2058 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.991°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.970° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 December 2058 at 22:55 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 29 December 2058 at 20:25 in ♋ Cancer 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.