Crescent ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 15 August 2017 at 01:15.
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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2017 after 17 days on 6 September 2017 at 07:03.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 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 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.5°.
1 day after point of perigee on 18 August 2017 at 13:14 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 August 2017 at 11:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 366 952 km (228 013 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 307 km (251 225 mi).
11 days after descending node on 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 August 2017 at 10:34 in ♌ Leo.
25 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 18 August 2017 at 06:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.381°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.393° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 September 2017 at 02:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 days on 21 August 2017 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo 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.