Crescent ♎ Libra
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 7 September 2021 at 00:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2021 after 12 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 268 of Meeus index or 1221 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 14 minutes. It is 5 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 2 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠297.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠323.3°.
9 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 11 September 2021 at 10:05 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 373 205 km (231 899 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 464 km (228 953 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 30 August 2021 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 September 2021 at 16:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 2 September 2021 at 00:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.868°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.980° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 September 2021 at 03:48 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 20 September 2021 at 23:55 in ♓ Pisces 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.