Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 October 2021 at 20:05.
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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 19 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58.
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 269 of Meeus index or 1222 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 9 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2021. It is 19 minutes shorter 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 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠323.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠342.3°.
5 days after point of apogee on 24 October 2021 at 15:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 November 2021 at 22:23 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 388 477 km (241 388 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 845 km (222 976 mi).
7 days after ascending node on 23 October 2021 at 11:47 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 November 2021 at 03:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 26 October 2021 at 16:04 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.291°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.328° at the point of next southern standstill on 8 November 2021 at 16:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 4 November 2021 at 21:15 in ♏ Scorpio 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.