Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 11 September 2007 at 12:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2007 after 11 days on 26 September 2007 at 19:45.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 95 of Meeus index or 1048 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠131.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠159.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 21:06. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 31 August 2007 at 00:12 in ♈ Aries. 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 28 September 2007 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 405 645 km (252 056 mi) away from Earth. It is 237 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 064 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 10 September 2007 at 14:49 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2007 at 00:40 in ♓ Pisces.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 5 September 2007 at 04:28 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.380°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.347° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 September 2007 at 16:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 26 September 2007 at 19:45 in ♓ Pisces 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.