Crescent ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 3 September 2018 at 02:37.
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 ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2018 after 18 days on 25 September 2018 at 02:53.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 230 of Meeus index or 1183 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 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 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠11.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28°.
14 days after point of apogee on 23 August 2018 at 11:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 September 2018 at 01:21 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 363 338 km (225 768 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 355 km (224 536 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 22:42 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 20 September 2018 at 09:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
At 22:42 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 5 September 2018 at 06:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.837°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.909° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 September 2018 at 09:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 3 days on 9 September 2018 at 18:01 in ♍ Virgo 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.