Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 26 September 2068 at 10:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2068 after 8 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 850 of Meeus index or 1803 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2068. It is 4 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 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠183.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠209.1°.
6 days after point of apogee on 26 September 2068 at 00:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 October 2068 at 11:20 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 388 320 km (241 291 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 423 km (222 092 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 30 September 2068 at 14:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 October 2068 at 09:31 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 15:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-20.769°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠20.707° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 15 October 2068 at 05:07.
In 8 days on 11 October 2068 at 01:39 in ♈ Aries 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.