Crescent ♒ Aquarius
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 ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 6 March 2021 at 01:30.
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 ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2021 after 20 days on 28 March 2021 at 18:48.
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 261 of Meeus index or 1214 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter 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 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠87°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠124.3°.
6 days after point of perigee on 2 March 2021 at 05:19 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 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 March 2021 at 05:04 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 374 180 km (232 505 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 253 km (251 813 mi).
2 days after descending node on 6 March 2021 at 00:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 March 2021 at 03:31 in ♊ Gemini.
15 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 7 March 2021 at 20:45 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.161°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.307° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 March 2021 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer.
In 4 days on 13 March 2021 at 10:21 in ♓ Pisces 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.