Crescent ♍ Virgo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 27 September 2051 at 01:22.
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 ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1917".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2051 after 18 days on 19 October 2051 at 19:13.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 639 of Meeus index or 1592 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 58 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 29 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠137°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠163.9°.
9 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2051 at 12:20 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 October 2051 at 15:34 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 395 055 km (245 476 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 415 km (252 535 mi).
9 days after descending node on 22 September 2051 at 03:59 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2051 at 20:55 in ♎ Libra.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 26 September 2051 at 07:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.704°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.669° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 October 2051 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 4 October 2051 at 20:47 in ♎ Libra 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.