Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 3 July 2008 at 02:19.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 10 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.
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 105 of Meeus index or 1058 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.2°.
5 days after point of perigee on 1 July 2008 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 384 618 km (238 991 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 452 km (251 936 mi).
1 day after descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2008 at 03:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.541°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.566° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 July 2008 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 10 days on 18 July 2008 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn 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.