Crescent ♊ Gemini
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 ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 June 2002 at 00:05.
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 ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2002 after 16 days on 24 June 2002 at 21:42.
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 29 of Meeus index or 982 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 21 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 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠233.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠268.1°.
3 days after point of apogee on 4 June 2002 at 12:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 June 2002 at 07:24 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 398 472 km (247 599 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 308 km (229 477 mi).
12 days after descending node on 27 May 2002 at 09:39 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 June 2002 at 20:00 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 29 May 2002 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.056°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.058° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 June 2002 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 10 June 2002 at 23:47 in ♊ Gemini 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.