Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 22 May 2022 at 18:43.
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 about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 18 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 276 of Meeus index or 1229 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 20 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 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠126°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.2°.
8 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 389 122 km (241 789 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 191 km (252 395 mi).
10 days after descending node on 15 May 2022 at 23:44 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 19 May 2022 at 01:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.964°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.943° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 days on 30 May 2022 at 11:30 in ♊ Gemini 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.