Crescent ♋ Cancer
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 ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 10 September 2020 at 09:26.
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 ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2020 after 19 days on 1 October 2020 at 21:05.
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 255 of Meeus index or 1208 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2020. It is 12 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 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠341.2°.
6 days after point of apogee on 6 September 2020 at 06:31 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 18 September 2020 at 13:44 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 386 912 km (240 416 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 081 km (223 123 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 10 September 2020 at 23:05 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 September 2020 at 12:33 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 05:25 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.353°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.458° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 24 September 2020 at 19:11.
In 4 days on 17 September 2020 at 11:00 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.