Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 13 January 2099 at 17:26.
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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2099 after 18 days on 5 February 2099 at 12:48.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1224 of Meeus index or 2177 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 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 4 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 4 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠115.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠149°.
9 days after point of perigee on 8 January 2099 at 18:21 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 January 2099 at 12:47 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 391 687 km (243 383 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 101 km (252 339 mi).
5 days after descending node on 12 January 2099 at 15:35 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2099 at 21:58 in ♈ Aries.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 22:15 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.389°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.479° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 2 February 2099 at 10:56.
In 2 days on 21 January 2099 at 09:07 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.