Crescent ♎ Libra
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 3 December 2015 at 07:40.
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 about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2015 after 19 days on 25 December 2015 at 11:11.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 196 of Meeus index or 1149 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠220.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠255.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 14:56. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 23 November 2015 at 20:06 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 21 December 2015 at 08:53 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 800 km (251 531 mi) away from Earth. It is 608 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 909 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 4 December 2015 at 18:33 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 December 2015 at 15:13 in ♓ Pisces.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 27 November 2015 at 20:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.384°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.438° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 December 2015 at 08:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 11 December 2015 at 10:29 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.