Crescent ♓ Pisces
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 10 April 2026 at 04:52.
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 ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2026 after 18 days on 1 May 2026 at 17:23.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 324 of Meeus index or 1277 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠307.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.
6 days after point of apogee on 7 April 2026 at 08:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 April 2026 at 06:57 in ♉ Taurus.
The Moon is 387 264 km (240 635 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 631 km (224 707 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 23:43 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 26 April 2026 at 14:36 in ♍ Virgo.
At 23:43 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
5 days since the previous standstill on 8 April 2026 at 05:01 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.291°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.210° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 April 2026 at 11:12 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 17 April 2026 at 11:52 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.