Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 May 2021 at 19:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2021 after 9 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 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 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.3°.
4 days after point of apogee on 11 May 2021 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 May 2021 at 01:52 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 396 193 km (246 183 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 310 km (222 022 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 13 May 2021 at 10:29 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 May 2021 at 19:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 May 2021 at 22:25 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.640°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.647° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 9 days on 26 May 2021 at 11:14 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.