Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 23 December 2079 at 06:31.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2080 after 11 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 989 of Meeus index or 1942 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 24 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2079. It is 1 hour and 8 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 6 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠174.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠199.5°.
2 days after point of apogee on 23 December 2079 at 21:45 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 January 2080 at 19:49 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 402 109 km (249 859 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 505 km (221 522 mi).
9 days after descending node on 17 December 2079 at 08:14 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 December 2079 at 23:44 in ♈ Aries.
21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 23 December 2079 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.189°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.224° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 January 2080 at 04:42 in ♋ Cancer.
In 11 days on 7 January 2080 at 01:45 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.