Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 July 2021 at 13:16.
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 first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 20 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 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 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠264.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 07:35. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 412 km (251 290 mi) away from Earth. It is 996 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 297 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.643°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.685° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.
In 6 days on 8 August 2021 at 13:50 in ♌ Leo 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.