Crescent ♈ Aries
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 14 May 2020 at 14:03.
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 ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 19 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 251 of Meeus index or 1204 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 13 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 2 hours and 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 34 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠201.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠229.8°.
11 days after point of perigee on 6 May 2020 at 03:03 in ♎ Libra. 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 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 404 905 km (251 596 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 584 km (252 018 mi).
7 days after descending node on 10 May 2020 at 09:01 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2020 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 11 May 2020 at 06:13 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.998°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.055° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 May 2020 at 21:16 in ♋ Cancer.
In 5 days on 22 May 2020 at 17:39 in ♉ Taurus 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.