Crescent ♓ Pisces
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2010 after 17 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 26 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°.
2 days after point of apogee on 9 April 2010 at 02:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 April 2010 at 20:59 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 403 207 km (250 541 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 142 km (228 131 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 6 April 2010 at 09:45 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 April 2010 at 13:38 in ♋ Cancer.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 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 7 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 3 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.