Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 September 2039 at 13:45.
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 passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2039 after 15 days on 2 October 2039 at 07:23.
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 490 of Meeus index or 1443 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 46 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 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠260.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠294.5°.
5 days after point of apogee on 10 September 2039 at 14:24 in ♊ Gemini. 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 23 September 2039 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 389 821 km (242 224 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 956 km (229 259 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 10 September 2039 at 13:18 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 September 2039 at 01:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2039 at 12:07 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.993°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.118° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 September 2039 at 19:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 1 day on 18 September 2039 at 08:23 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.