Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 27 November 2002 at 15:46.
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 ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2002 after 17 days on 19 December 2002 at 19:10.
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 35 of Meeus index or 988 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠14°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠32.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 08:53. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 16 November 2002 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 14 December 2002 at 03:57 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 362 294 km (225 119 mi) away from Earth. It is 214 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 062 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after ascending node on 20 November 2002 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 December 2002 at 02:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 23 November 2002 at 12:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.812°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.808° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2002 at 07:00 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 4 December 2002 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.