Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 6 October 2023 at 13:48.
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 first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2023 after 18 days on 28 October 2023 at 20:24.
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 293 of Meeus index or 1246 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 15 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2023. It is 43 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 3 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 32 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠232.5°.
Moon is at apogee at 03:41. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 28 September 2023 at 01:05 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 26 October 2023 at 02:53 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 426 km (251 920 mi) away from Earth. It is 18 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 283 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after ascending node on 30 September 2023 at 16:49 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 October 2023 at 01:11 in ♎ Libra.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 5 October 2023 at 20:31 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.294°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.305° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 October 2023 at 09:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 4 days on 14 October 2023 at 17:55 in ♎ Libra 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.