Crescent ♊ Gemini
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 May 2087 at 17:51.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2087 after 14 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1080 of Meeus index or 2033 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2087. It is 4 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 4 hours and 56 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠3.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19°.
1 day after point of perigee on 2 May 2087 at 13:16 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 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 May 2087 at 19:24 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 364 062 km (226 218 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 162 km (252 377 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 13:34 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 17 May 2087 at 11:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
11 days since the previous standstill on 22 April 2087 at 05:30 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.818°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠20.806° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 May 2087 at 03:19 in ♊ Gemini.
In 14 days on 17 May 2087 at 15:55 in ♏ Scorpio 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.