Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 12 July 2020 at 23:29.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 16 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 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 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.9°.
5 days after point of apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 390 644 km (242 735 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 367 km (228 893 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 12:33 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 12:33 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
13 days since the previous standstill on 5 July 2020 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.064°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠24.069° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 July 2020 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer.
In 2 days on 20 July 2020 at 17:33 in ♋ Cancer 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.