Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 2 July 2002 at 17:19.
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 ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 15 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07.
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 30 of Meeus index or 983 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠268.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠300.4°.
6 days after point of apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 July 2002 at 13:13 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 388 182 km (241 205 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 853 km (228 573 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:15 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 21 July 2002 at 00:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 04:15 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
13 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2002 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.048°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠25.045° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer.
In 1 day on 10 July 2002 at 10:26 in ♋ Cancer 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.