Crescent ♍ Virgo
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 7 August 2078 at 19:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 13 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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 972 of Meeus index or 1925 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 7 minutes. It is 3 hours 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 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠115.1°.
8 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 August 2078 at 20:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 392 650 km (243 981 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 178 km (251 145 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 August 2078 at 22:47 in ♏ Scorpio.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.132°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.225° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 August 2078 at 07:52 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 13 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11 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.