Crescent ♋ Cancer
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 4 days on 7 July 2007 at 16:54.
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 ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2007 after 17 days on 30 July 2007 at 00:48.
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 92 of Meeus index or 1045 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 8 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 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠38.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.2°.
2 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2007 at 21:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 July 2007 at 08:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 371 340 km (230 740 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 152 km (251 128 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 5 July 2007 at 01:39 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2007 at 00:18 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 16:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.251°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.300° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 26 July 2007 at 23:22.
In 2 days on 14 July 2007 at 12:04 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.