Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 August 2015 at 02:03.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2015 after 21 days on 29 August 2015 at 18:35.
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 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°.
6 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 August 2015 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 374 810 km (232 896 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 852 km (252 185 mi).
4 days after descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 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 17 August 2015 at 23:05 in ♍ Virgo.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.344°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠18.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 August 2015 at 11:11 in ♊ Gemini.
In 6 days on 14 August 2015 at 14:54 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.