Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 October 2078 at 23:06.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2078 after 12 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 974 of Meeus index or 1927 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 50 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 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 5 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠146.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠172.1°.
14 days after point of perigee on 23 September 2078 at 13:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2078 at 06:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 405 410 km (251 910 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 013 km (252 285 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:08 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 21 October 2078 at 22:26 in ♉ Taurus.
13 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 28 September 2078 at 11:14 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.518°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.596° at the point of next southern standstill on 13 October 2078 at 00:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 12 days on 21 October 2078 at 02:55 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.