Crescent ♋ Cancer
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 ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 May 2022 at 11:30.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 12 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer 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 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠178.8°.
14 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 405 476 km (251 951 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 191 km (252 395 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 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 12 June 2022 at 10:02 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 22:32 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠26.943°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-26.924° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 15 June 2022 at 10:59.
In 12 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.