Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 March 2020 at 09:34.
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 ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2020 after 20 days on 8 April 2020 at 02:35.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 249 of Meeus index or 1202 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2020. It is 58 minutes longer 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 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠152.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠177.9°.
8 days after point of perigee on 10 March 2020 at 06:33 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 March 2020 at 15:23 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 389 681 km (242 137 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 690 km (252 705 mi).
1 day after descending node on 17 March 2020 at 01:00 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 March 2020 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 17 March 2020 at 14:07 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.540°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.702° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 April 2020 at 09:12 in ♋ Cancer.
In 5 days on 24 March 2020 at 09:28 in ♈ Aries 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.