Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 12 October 2017 at 12:25.
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 ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1924".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2017 after 20 days on 4 November 2017 at 05:23.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 219 of Meeus index or 1172 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 hours and 48 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠114.6°.
5 days after point of perigee on 9 October 2017 at 05:51 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 October 2017 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 370 253 km (230 065 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 151 km (251 749 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♌ Leo at 22:10 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 29 October 2017 at 06:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 22:10 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
2 days since the previous standstill on 11 October 2017 at 18:21 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.616°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.741° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 October 2017 at 18:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 19 October 2017 at 19:12 in ♎ Libra 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.