Crescent ♎ Libra
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 10 July 2002 at 10:26.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2002 after 9 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 31 of Meeus index or 984 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 54 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 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠300.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠324.8°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:13. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 2 July 2002 at 07:35 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 30 July 2002 at 01:45 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 367 853 km (228 573 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 345 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 503 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after ascending node on 8 July 2002 at 04:15 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2002 at 00:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
6 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 July 2002 at 22:03 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.045°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.053° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2002 at 19:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 9 days on 24 July 2002 at 09:07 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.