Crescent ♊ Gemini
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 ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 9 March 2016 at 01:54.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2016 after 10 days on 23 March 2016 at 12:01.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 200 of Meeus index or 1153 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 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 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠339.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠355.6°.
3 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2016 at 07:02 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 March 2016 at 14:16 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 366 049 km (227 452 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 125 km (252 354 mi).
4 days after descending node on 9 March 2016 at 06:31 in ♓ Pisces. 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 22 March 2016 at 12:59 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 3 March 2016 at 14:19 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.210°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.206° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 March 2016 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer.
In 10 days on 23 March 2016 at 12:01 in ♎ Libra 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.