Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller.
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Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 7 November 2012 at 00:36.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.76% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 16 days on 28 November 2012 at 14:46.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 158 of Meeus index or 1111 from Brown series.
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Length of current 158 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 159.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠351.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).
10 days after point of apogee on 1 November 2012 at 15:30, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 14 November 2012 at 10:21.
Moon is 366 859 km (227 955 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 10 days, distance is 406 050 km (252 308 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 357 361 km (222 054 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 31 October 2012 at 10:36, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 November 2012 at 04:37.
25 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
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10 days after previous North standstill on 2 November 2012 at 08:15, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠20.920°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 3 days to face South declination of ∠-20.914° in the next southern standstill on 15 November 2012 at 16:10.
After 1 day the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 13 November 2012 at 22:08.