Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 November 2021 at 21:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2021 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 270 of Meeus index or 1223 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 22 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 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠342.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠358.3°.
1 day after point of perigee on 5 November 2021 at 22:23 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 363 385 km (225 797 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 276 km (252 448 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:38 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 19 November 2021 at 17:59 in ♉ Taurus.
14 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 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 2 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 12 days on 19 November 2021 at 08:58 in ♉ Taurus 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.