Quarter* ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 1 April 2022 at 06:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2022 after 8 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55.
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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠126°.
1 day after point of apogee on 7 April 2022 at 19:11 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 405 134 km (251 739 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 143 km (226 889 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 4 April 2022 at 13:05 in ♉ Taurus. 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 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 08:15 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.880°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.937° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 21 April 2022 at 17:41.
In 8 days on 16 April 2022 at 18:55 in ♎ Libra 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.