Crescent ♈ Aries
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 19 May 2017 at 00:33.
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 ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 20 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 214 of Meeus index or 1167 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 28 minutes. It is 42 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 5 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356°.
7 days after point of apogee on 12 May 2017 at 19:51 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 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 380 672 km (236 539 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 210 km (221 960 mi).
1 day after descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 14 May 2017 at 20:29 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.302°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.362° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer.
In 5 days on 25 May 2017 at 19:44 in ♉ Taurus 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.