Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 25 May 2017 at 19:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 12 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter 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 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11°.
2 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 366 313 km (227 616 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 402 km (252 526 mi).
9 days after descending node on 19 May 2017 at 01:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.362°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.428° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.