Moon* ♈ Aries
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 ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 April 2015 at 03:44.
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 ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2015 after 16 days on 4 May 2015 at 03:42.
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 188 of Meeus index or 1141 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 21 minutes. It is 5 minutes longer 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 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠9.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.1°.
Moon is at perigee at 03:53. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 1 April 2015 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 29 April 2015 at 03:55 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 361 026 km (224 331 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 482 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 330 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 13:07 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 May 2015 at 09:50 in ♎ Libra.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 10 April 2015 at 07:46 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.250°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.280° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 April 2015 at 23:26 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 18 April 2015 at 18:57 in ♈ Aries 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.