Crescent ♎ Libra
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 ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 10 October 2001 at 04:20.
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 ∠19° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 17 days on 1 November 2001 at 05:41.
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 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:02. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 29 September 2001 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 26 October 2001 at 20:12 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 361 864 km (224 852 mi) away from Earth. It is 644 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 492 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 8 October 2001 at 22:32 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 October 2001 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 9 October 2001 at 18:46 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.937°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.041° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 October 2001 at 13:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 days on 16 October 2001 at 19:23 in ♎ Libra 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.