Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 4 October 2015 at 21:06.
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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2015 after 19 days on 27 October 2015 at 12:05.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 194 of Meeus index or 1147 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 24 minutes. It is 17 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠169.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.9°.
10 days after point of perigee on 28 September 2015 at 01:46 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 October 2015 at 13:17 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 400 611 km (248 928 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 389 km (252 518 mi).
10 days after descending node on 27 September 2015 at 21:04 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2015 at 10:54 in ♎ Libra.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 3 October 2015 at 23:55 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.140°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.190° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 October 2015 at 18:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 13 October 2015 at 00:06 in ♎ Libra 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.