Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 19 August 2022 at 04:36.
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 ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 18 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.
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 279 of Meeus index or 1232 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 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 ∠202°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.2°.
Moon is at apogee at 21:53. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 7 September 2022 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 419 km (251 916 mi) away from Earth. It is 11 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 290 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 18 August 2022 at 10:59 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 1 September 2022 at 21:12 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 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 15:08 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.100°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.219° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 5 September 2022 at 13:56.
In 4 days on 27 August 2022 at 08:17 in ♍ Virgo 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.