Crescent ♈ Aries
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 4 June 2010 at 22:13.
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 ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 18 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 128 of Meeus index or 1081 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 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 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 35 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠282.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠311.3°.
3 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 397 958 km (247 280 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 937 km (227 383 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 30 May 2010 at 18:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 June 2010 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 28 May 2010 at 22:09 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.029°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.030° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 June 2010 at 07:06 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 12 June 2010 at 11:15 in ♊ Gemini 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.