Crescent ♓ Pisces
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 March 2001 at 20:45.
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 ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2001 after 17 days on 8 April 2001 at 03:22.
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.
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 14 of Meeus index or 967 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 55 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 4 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.3°.
1 day after point of apogee on 20 March 2001 at 11:25 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 405 242 km (251 806 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 815 km (226 686 mi).
3 days after descending node on 18 March 2001 at 04:58 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 1 April 2001 at 09:01 in ♋ Cancer.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 18 March 2001 at 03:47 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.857°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.007° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 April 2001 at 10:45 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 days on 25 March 2001 at 01:21 in ♈ Aries 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.