Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 22 May 2020 at 17:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 11 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263.8°.
7 days after point of apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 June 2020 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 385 891 km (239 782 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 366 km (226 407 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 24 May 2020 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 21:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.055°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.069° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 7 June 2020 at 16:22.
In 11 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.