Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 30 August 2021 at 07:13.
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 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2021 after 18 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 267 of Meeus index or 1220 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 2 minutes. It is 48 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 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠264.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠297.8°.
3 days after point of apogee on 30 August 2021 at 02:22 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 September 2021 at 10:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 399 787 km (248 416 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 464 km (228 953 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 30 August 2021 at 05:13 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 12 September 2021 at 16:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
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.
At 00:23 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.868°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.980° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 15 September 2021 at 03:48.
In 4 days on 7 September 2021 at 00:52 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.