Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 6 April 2010 at 09:37.
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 ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2010 after 21 days on 28 April 2010 at 12:18.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 126 of Meeus index or 1079 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 53 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 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠215.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠247.4°.
10 days after point of perigee on 28 March 2010 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 April 2010 at 02:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 403 870 km (250 953 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 999 km (251 655 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 6 April 2010 at 09:45 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 April 2010 at 13:38 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 4 April 2010 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.311°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.182° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 April 2010 at 17:15 in ♊ Gemini.
In 7 days on 14 April 2010 at 12:29 in ♈ Aries 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.