Crescent ♓ Pisces
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 18 April 2055 at 18:35.
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 ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2055 after 18 days on 11 May 2055 at 02:31.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 683 of Meeus index or 1636 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours 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 3 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠194.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠221.6°.
11 days after point of perigee on 10 April 2055 at 17:08 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 April 2055 at 01:56 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 405 133 km (251 738 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 780 km (252 140 mi).
2 days after descending node on 20 April 2055 at 05:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 May 2055 at 12:19 in ♌ Leo.
15 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
5 days since the previous standstill on 17 April 2055 at 06:08 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.056°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.193° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2055 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.
In 4 days on 26 April 2055 at 23:17 in ♉ Taurus 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.