Moon* ♈ Aries
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 2 April 2024 at 03:15.
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 ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2024 after 16 days on 23 April 2024 at 23:49.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 299 of Meeus index or 1252 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 20 minutes. 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 3 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 17:53. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 23 March 2024 at 15:44 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 20 April 2024 at 02:09 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 358 850 km (222 979 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 658 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 506 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 26 March 2024 at 04:07 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 April 2024 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
6 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2024 at 08:58 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.559°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.552° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 April 2024 at 22:36 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 8 April 2024 at 18:21 in ♈ Aries 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.