Moon ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 30 June 2013 at 04:54.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 16 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 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 longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.6°.
13 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 405 294 km (251 838 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 493 km (252 583 mi).
3 days after descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 02:09 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.170°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.097° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 20 July 2013 at 03:12.
In 1 day on 8 July 2013 at 07:14 in ♋ Cancer 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.