Crescent ♌ Leo
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 June 2009 at 19:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 12 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 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 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠4.5°.
1 day after point of perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 July 2009 at 21:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 363 454 km (225 840 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 233 km (252 421 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:24 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 8 July 2009 at 15:24 in ♑ Capricorn.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.446°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.460° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 July 2009 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21 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.