Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 7 April 2016 at 11:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2016 after 12 days on 22 April 2016 at 05:24.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 201 of Meeus index or 1154 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 6 minutes. It is 36 minutes longer 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 4 hours and 38 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠355.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠10.8°.
1 day after point of perigee on 7 April 2016 at 17:36 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 21 April 2016 at 16:05 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 364 742 km (226 640 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 352 km (252 495 mi).
3 days after descending node on 5 April 2016 at 17:27 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 18 April 2016 at 18:04 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.
9 days since the previous standstill on 30 March 2016 at 22:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.239°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.288° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 April 2016 at 12:12 in ♋ Cancer.
In 12 days on 22 April 2016 at 05:24 in ♏ Scorpio 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.