Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 June 2018 at 19:43.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after 13 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter 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 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356°.
Moon is at perigee at 23:55. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 2 June 2018 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 507 km (223 387 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 001 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 849 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after descending node on 3 June 2018 at 12:39 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 16 June 2018 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 1 June 2018 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.727°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠20.754° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 June 2018 at 00:52 in ♋ Cancer.
In 13 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53 in ♑ Capricorn 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.