Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 24% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 6 August 2026 at 02:21.
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 about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2026 after 19 days on 28 August 2026 at 04:18.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter 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 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠18°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36.5°.
13 days after point of apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 August 2026 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 363 446 km (225 835 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 288 km (225 737 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 31 July 2026 at 11:54 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 13 August 2026 at 09:56 in ♌ Leo.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 23:42 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.107°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.123° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 22 August 2026 at 10:59.
In 4 days on 12 August 2026 at 17:37 in ♌ Leo 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.