Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 3 October 2007 at 10:06.
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 first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 18 days on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
9 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2007 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 October 2007 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 392 093 km (243 635 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 491 km (252 582 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 20:03 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 2 October 2007 at 10:23 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.296°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.194° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 October 2007 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 11 October 2007 at 05:01 in ♎ Libra 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.