Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 6 September 2078 at 07:59.
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 ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2078 after 10 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31.
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 973 of Meeus index or 1926 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 43 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 2 hours and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠115.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠146.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 14:50. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 26 August 2078 at 20:12 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 404 992 km (251 650 mi) away from Earth. It is 416 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 717 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 01:26 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 24 September 2078 at 13:18 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 1 September 2078 at 05:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.321°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.437° at the point of next southern standstill on 15 September 2078 at 16:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 21 September 2078 at 17:31 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.