Crescent ♈ Aries
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 9 June 2015 at 15:42.
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 ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 21 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 04:39. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 369 713 km (229 729 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2015. It is 7 205 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 643 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 23:30 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.440°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.457° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 16 June 2015 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini 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.