Moon* ♎ Libra
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 1 October 2010 at 03:52.
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 ∠25° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2010 after 16 days on 23 October 2010 at 01:36.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 132 of Meeus index or 1085 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠4.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.4°.
Moon is at perigee at 13:41. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 21 September 2010 at 08:03 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 18 October 2010 at 18:18 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 453 km (223 354 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 055 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 903 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after descending node on 1 October 2010 at 02:42 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 October 2010 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 29 September 2010 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.555°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.457° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 October 2010 at 07:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 7 October 2010 at 18:44 in ♎ Libra 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.