Crescent ♓ Pisces
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 20 March 2017 at 15:58.
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 ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2017 after 16 days on 11 April 2017 at 06:08.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 212 of Meeus index or 1165 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 59 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 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 45 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 24 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠295°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.4°.
6 days after point of apogee on 18 March 2017 at 17:25 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 March 2017 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 384 421 km (238 868 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 855 km (226 089 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 15:41 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 7 April 2017 at 09:14 in ♍ Virgo.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 21 March 2017 at 05:22 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.912°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.984° at the point of next northern standstill on 3 April 2017 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 28 March 2017 at 02:57 in ♈ Aries 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.