Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 25 December 2091 at 21:59.
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 about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2092 after 26 days on 24 January 2092 at 14:55.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1137 of Meeus index or 2090 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠40.9°.
8 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2091 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 January 2092 at 12:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 382 278 km (237 537 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 495 km (226 487 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 20:00 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 11 January 2092 at 13:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 20:00 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2091 at 05:43 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.486°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.466° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 January 2092 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 9 January 2092 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn 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.