Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 April 2002 at 15:29.
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 ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2002 after 20 days on 27 April 2002 at 03:00.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 27 of Meeus index or 980 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour 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 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠180.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.7°.
9 days after point of perigee on 28 March 2002 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 10 April 2002 at 05:32 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 397 962 km (247 282 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 409 km (252 531 mi).
3 days after descending node on 2 April 2002 at 18:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 17 April 2002 at 09:15 in ♊ Gemini.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 4 April 2002 at 08:23 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.771°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.908° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 April 2002 at 02:11 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 12 April 2002 at 19:21 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.