Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 27 September 2011 at 11:09.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2011 after 11 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 145 of Meeus index or 1098 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠350.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠5.3°.
2 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2011 at 01:01 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 October 2011 at 11:43 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 365 529 km (227 129 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 435 km (252 547 mi).
10 days after descending node on 19 September 2011 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 October 2011 at 09:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 19 September 2011 at 20:05 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.890°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-22.791° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 October 2011 at 11:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 12 October 2011 at 02:06 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.