Crescent ♎ Libra
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 July 2015 at 01:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 9 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 11:02. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 837 km (251 554 mi) away from Earth. It is 571 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 872 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 19:32 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries.
At 19:32 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
7 days since the previous standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.417°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.344° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 9 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43 in ♒ Aquarius 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.