Crescent ♈ Aries
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 8 January 2008 at 11:37.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2008 after 9 days on 22 January 2008 at 13:35.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 99 of Meeus index or 1052 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 37 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 3 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠280°.
10 days after point of apogee on 3 January 2008 at 08:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 January 2008 at 08:39 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 372 260 km (231 312 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 436 km (227 693 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 11 January 2008 at 15:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 January 2008 at 10:49 in ♌ Leo.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 6 January 2008 at 15:50 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.939°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.985° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 January 2008 at 23:29 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 22 January 2008 at 13:35 in ♋ Cancer 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.