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 ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 9 March 2018 at 11:20.
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 ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2018 after 17 days on 31 March 2018 at 12:37.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 224 of Meeus index or 1177 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes. It is 3 hours and 20 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 3 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠227.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠262.6°.
3 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2018 at 09:13 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 March 2018 at 17:17 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 401 344 km (249 384 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 104 km (229 351 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 03:48 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 27 March 2018 at 10:56 in ♌ Leo.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 11 March 2018 at 06:39 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.112°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.210° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 March 2018 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 days on 17 March 2018 at 13:12 in ♓ Pisces 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.