Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 9 November 2009 at 15:56.
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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2009 after 21 days on 2 December 2009 at 07:30.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 121 of Meeus index or 1074 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 41 minutes. It is 3 hours and 7 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 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠65.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠99.9°.
3 days after point of perigee on 7 November 2009 at 07:30 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 November 2009 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 365 074 km (226 846 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 736 km (251 491 mi).
2 days after descending node on 7 November 2009 at 23:25 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 November 2009 at 11:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 5 November 2009 at 15:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.856°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.795° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 November 2009 at 19:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 16 November 2009 at 19:14 in ♏ Scorpio 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.