Crescent ♎ Libra
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 August 2068 at 18:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2068 after 13 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 849 of Meeus index or 1802 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter 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 36 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 27 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠160.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠183.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 20:38. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 14 August 2068 at 15:33 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 12 September 2068 at 00:17 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 437 km (252 548 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 029 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 272 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 20 August 2068 at 00:01 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 September 2068 at 12:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 21 August 2068 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.140°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.990° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 September 2068 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 11 September 2068 at 17:19 in ♓ Pisces 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.