Crescent ♓ Pisces
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 1 December 2024 at 06:21.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2024 after 8 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 308 of Meeus index or 1261 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 21 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 42 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠235.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠272.9°.
10 days after point of apogee on 26 November 2024 at 11:56 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 December 2024 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 373 114 km (231 842 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 360 km (227 024 mi).
10 days after descending node on 25 November 2024 at 21:31 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 December 2024 at 19:36 in ♓ Pisces.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 2 December 2024 at 22:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.452°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.428° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 December 2024 at 20:12 in ♊ Gemini.
In 8 days on 15 December 2024 at 09:02 in ♊ Gemini 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.