Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 4 May 2019 at 22:45.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2019 after 9 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11.
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 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 2 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 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.1°.
10 days after point of apogee on 28 April 2019 at 18:20 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 May 2019 at 21:53 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 369 149 km (229 379 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 017 km (229 297 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 18:50 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 22 May 2019 at 19:12 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 18:50 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
At 05:46 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠22.243°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-22.313° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 22 May 2019 at 06:41.
In 9 days on 18 May 2019 at 21:11 in ♏ Scorpio 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.