Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 25 January 2060 at 19:14.
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 ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2060 after 18 days on 16 February 2060 at 09:56.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 742 of Meeus index or 1695 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 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 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠297.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠323.8°.
4 days after point of apogee on 23 January 2060 at 16:37 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 February 2060 at 10:39 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 393 676 km (244 619 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 348 km (225 774 mi).
2 days after descending node on 26 January 2060 at 11:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 February 2060 at 08:15 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 16 January 2060 at 03:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.171°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.245° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 January 2060 at 15:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 2 February 2060 at 05:22 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.