Crescent ♊ Gemini
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 ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 21 June 2003 at 14:45.
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 ∠10° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2003 after 16 days on 13 July 2003 at 19:21.
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 42 of Meeus index or 995 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠234.1°.
2 days after point of apogee on 25 June 2003 at 02:25 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 July 2003 at 22:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 403 325 km (250 615 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 26 June 2003 at 14:34 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2003 at 04:17 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 15 June 2003 at 13:28 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.477°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.455° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 June 2003 at 21:14 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 29 June 2003 at 18:39 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.