Crescent ♋ Cancer
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 31 July 2078 at 21:11.
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 ∠14° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 17 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 971 of Meeus index or 1924 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 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 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠50.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠80.3°.
4 days after point of perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 August 2078 at 20:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 373 991 km (232 387 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 178 km (251 145 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 00:22 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.132°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.225° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 19 August 2078 at 07:52.
In 2 days on 7 August 2078 at 19:52 in ♌ Leo 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.