Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 June 2006 at 16:05.
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 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 9 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 80 of Meeus index or 1033 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 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 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠97.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠131.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 20:12. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 448 km (251 312 mi) away from Earth. It is 960 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 261 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces. 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 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.444°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.477° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn 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.