Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 7 November 2018 at 16:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2018 after 9 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 233 of Meeus index or 1186 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 2 hours and 50 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 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠116.6°.
12 days after point of perigee on 31 October 2018 at 20:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 November 2018 at 15:57 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 404 911 km (251 600 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 341 km (251 246 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♑ Capricorn at 14:04 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 27 November 2018 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 November 2018 at 02:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.401°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.485° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 November 2018 at 01:48 in ♋ Cancer.
In 9 days on 23 November 2018 at 05:39 in ♊ Gemini 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.