Crescent ♎ Libra
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 24 October 2024 at 08:03.
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 ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2024 after 17 days on 15 November 2024 at 21:29.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 306 of Meeus index or 1259 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 58 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2024. It is 24 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 5 hours and 14 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 22:50. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 17 October 2024 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries. 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 14 November 2024 at 11:18 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 406 164 km (252 379 mi) away from Earth. It is 756 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 545 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 17:44 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 12 November 2024 at 15:59 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 22 October 2024 at 00:50 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.653°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.578° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 November 2024 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 1 November 2024 at 12:47 in ♏ Scorpio 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.