Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 27 November 2021 at 12:28.
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 ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2021 after 15 days on 19 December 2021 at 04:36.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
12 days after point of apogee on 21 November 2021 at 02:14 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 December 2021 at 10:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 363 940 km (226 142 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 794 km (221 702 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:58 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 17 December 2021 at 00:12 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 22 November 2021 at 22:43 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.342°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.331° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 December 2021 at 02:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 4 December 2021 at 07:43 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.