Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 7 December 2001 at 19:52.
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 ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2001 after 17 days on 30 December 2001 at 10:41.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 23 of Meeus index or 976 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 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 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠86.2°.
5 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2001 at 22:48 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 December 2001 at 13:02 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 375 863 km (233 550 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 634 km (251 428 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 2 December 2001 at 05:30 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 December 2001 at 04:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
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 3 December 2001 at 06:54 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.246°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.250° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 December 2001 at 07:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 days on 14 December 2001 at 20:48 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.