Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 17 September 2001 at 10:27.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2001 after 10 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 21 of Meeus index or 974 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 21 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 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠30.5°.
5 days after point of perigee on 16 September 2001 at 15:50 in ♍ Virgo. 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 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 384 510 km (238 923 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 791 km (252 147 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 11 September 2001 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 September 2001 at 10:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2001 at 12:19 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.677°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.780° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 September 2001 at 05:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 2 October 2001 at 13:49 in ♈ Aries 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.