Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 14 September 2006 at 11:15.
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 ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 21 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes. It is 54 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 3 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.3°.
7 days after point of perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 386 634 km (240 243 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 500 km (252 587 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 8 September 2006 at 11:01 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2006 at 03:42 in ♍ Virgo.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 01:28 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.725°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2006. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.712° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 29 September 2006 at 20:31.
In 6 days on 22 September 2006 at 11:45 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.