Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 August 2034 at 06:50.
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 ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2034 after 21 days on 29 August 2034 at 16:49.
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 427 of Meeus index or 1380 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 38 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 3 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠45.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.9°.
Moon is at perigee at 08:24. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 24 July 2034 at 17:20 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next apogee on 21 August 2034 at 12:02 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 369 503 km (229 599 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 995 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 853 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 3 August 2034 at 16:44 in ♓ Pisces. 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 16 August 2034 at 16:01 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 28 July 2034 at 08:38 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.336°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.276° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 August 2034 at 13:32 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 days on 14 August 2034 at 03:53 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.