Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 26 April 2036 at 09:33.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2036 after 9 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 449 of Meeus index or 1402 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 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 shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠292.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318.9°.
11 days after point of apogee on 18 April 2036 at 17:40 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 1 May 2036 at 08:26 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 365 517 km (227 122 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 111 km (229 355 mi).
9 days after descending node on 20 April 2036 at 16:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 May 2036 at 21:32 in ♌ Leo.
23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 19:06 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.658°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.758° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 14 May 2036 at 05:17.
In 9 days on 10 May 2036 at 08:09 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.