Crescent ♎ Libra
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 November 2006 at 17:45.
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 ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2006 after 19 days on 5 December 2006 at 00:25.
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 84 of Meeus index or 1037 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 4 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠238.7°.
Moon is at apogee at 23:20. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 2 December 2006 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 193 km (251 775 mi) away from Earth. It is 215 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 516 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 13:25 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 29 November 2006 at 10:26 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.531°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.442° at the point of next southern standstill on 23 November 2006 at 07:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 20 November 2006 at 22:18 in ♏ Scorpio 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.