Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 July 2013 at 17:43.
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 first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 17 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 167 of Meeus index or 1120 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 51 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 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠191.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠216.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 08:53. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 405 834 km (252 174 mi) away from Earth. It is 426 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 875 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 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.
1 day since the previous standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.025°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.906° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 6 August 2013 at 21:51 in ♌ Leo 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.