Crescent ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 6 September 2004 at 15:11.
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 ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2004 after 19 days on 28 September 2004 at 13:09.
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 57 of Meeus index or 1010 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 5 minutes. It is 46 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 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠234°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠269.4°.
1 day after point of apogee on 8 September 2004 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer. 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 22 September 2004 at 21:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 404 708 km (251 474 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 600 km (229 659 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 3 September 2004 at 06:34 in ♉ Taurus. 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 17 September 2004 at 14:51 in ♎ Libra.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 8 September 2004 at 09:40 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.870°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.958° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 September 2004 at 02:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 14 September 2004 at 14:29 in ♍ Virgo 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.