Crescent ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 29 September 2002 at 17:03.
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 first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2002 after 19 days on 21 October 2002 at 07:20.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 33 of Meeus index or 986 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes. It is 1 hour and 10 minutes shorter 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 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠343.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.6°.
8 days after point of apogee on 23 September 2002 at 03:26 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 October 2002 at 13:17 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 377 564 km (234 607 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 920 km (221 780 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 27 September 2002 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 October 2002 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 30 September 2002 at 00:04 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.530°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.624° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2002 at 11:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 days on 6 October 2002 at 11:17 in ♎ Libra 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.