Crescent ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 August 2028 at 11:45.
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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 16 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 353 of Meeus index or 1306 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 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 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.7°.
9 days after point of apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 369 762 km (229 759 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 074 km (222 497 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 02:04 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.876°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.819° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 20 August 2028 at 10:44 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.