Moon ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 24 July 2038 at 05:40.
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 ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2038 after 15 days on 14 August 2038 at 22:57.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 476 of Meeus index or 1429 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 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 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 33 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠259.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠293.3°.
6 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2038 at 07:19 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 5 August 2038 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 388 428 km (241 358 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 833 km (229 182 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 29 July 2038 at 20:50 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 August 2038 at 18:25 in ♑ Capricorn.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 00:20 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.049°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.076° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 11 August 2038 at 22:09.
In 1 day on 1 August 2038 at 00:40 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.