Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 18 May 2015 at 04:13.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2015 after 14 days on 2 June 2015 at 16:19.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 190 of Meeus index or 1143 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 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 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠48.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠78.1°.
4 days after point of perigee on 15 May 2015 at 00:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 381 686 km (237 169 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 246 km (251 187 mi).
4 days after descending node on 14 May 2015 at 20:37 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 28 May 2015 at 14:40 in ♎ Libra.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 7 May 2015 at 13:39 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.343°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.389° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 May 2015 at 09:41 in ♊ Gemini.
In 14 days on 2 June 2015 at 16:19 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.