Crescent ♎ Libra
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 December 2027 at 09:11.
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 ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 21 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 345 of Meeus index or 1298 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 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 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠96°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠132.4°.
5 days after point of perigee on 16 December 2027 at 02:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 370 797 km (230 403 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 633 km (252 049 mi).
4 days after descending node on 16 December 2027 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 13 December 2027 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.569°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.576° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 December 2027 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 6 days on 27 December 2027 at 20:12 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.