Moon* ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 4 August 2018 at 18:18.
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 ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2018 after 15 days on 26 August 2018 at 11:56.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 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 34 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 35 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 18:05. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 23 August 2018 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 358 083 km (222 502 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 425 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 273 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 13:40 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 24 August 2018 at 04:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 13:40 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.757°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.773° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 August 2018 at 02:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 11 August 2018 at 09:58 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.