Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 1 September 2029 at 04:33.
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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2029 after 19 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29.
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 366 of Meeus index or 1319 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 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 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠309.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠331.3°.
5 days after point of apogee on 29 August 2029 at 04:45 in ♉ Taurus. 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 10 September 2029 at 04:27 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 391 422 km (243 218 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 349 km (224 532 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 01:43 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 15 September 2029 at 16:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 1 September 2029 at 23:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.127°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.021° at the point of next southern standstill on 14 September 2029 at 18:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 8 September 2029 at 10:44 in ♍ Virgo 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.