Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 18 November 2011 at 15:09.
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 ∠6° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 17 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 146 of Meeus index or 1099 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠5.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠21.6°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:24. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 8 November 2011 at 13:20 in ♈ Aries. 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 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 359 692 km (223 502 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 816 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 664 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 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 13 November 2011 at 07:23 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.558°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.552° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 November 2011 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 25 November 2011 at 06:10 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.