Crescent ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 23 August 2019 at 14:56.
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 ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2019 after 17 days on 14 September 2019 at 04:33.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 242 of Meeus index or 1195 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2019. It is 24 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 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356.3°.
10 days after point of apogee on 17 August 2019 at 10:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2019 at 15:57 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 369 936 km (229 868 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 177 km (221 939 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 01:50 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 8 September 2019 at 17:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
At 01:50 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 26 August 2019 at 17:53 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.473°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 September 2019 at 09:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 2 days on 30 August 2019 at 10:37 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.