Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 November 2059 at 09:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2059 after 12 days on 19 November 2059 at 13:09.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 740 of Meeus index or 1693 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 47 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 54 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠225.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠262.2°.
6 days after point of apogee on 1 November 2059 at 04:40 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 November 2059 at 04:17 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 390 426 km (242 599 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 733 km (226 013 mi).
1 day after descending node on 5 November 2059 at 17:51 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 November 2059 at 20:56 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 26 October 2059 at 00:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.221°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.235° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 November 2059 at 16:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 19 November 2059 at 13:09 in ♉ Taurus 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.