Crescent ♌ Leo
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 17 July 2023 at 18:32.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 13 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes. It is 56 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 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠179.2°.
14 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 405 371 km (251 886 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 291 km (252 458 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.849°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.924° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 July 2023 at 11:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31 in ♒ Aquarius 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.